Global Studies - A2001

Global Studies

Bachelor degree

Make the changes you want to see in the world. With the Bachelor of Global Studies, you’ll be able to analyse and break down global challenges, and formulate innovative solutions. This course has been designed for students who want to apply their knowledge and lead social change.

You will be able to expand your learning through one of four specialisations:

  • Cultural competence
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Human rights

Integral to the course is a compulsory overseas study component – you have a huge range of countries and international opportunities to choose from through the Global Immersion Guarantee, study tours, or by studying at one of our prestigious partner universities.

The overseas study will give you a more thorough understanding of current challenges facing the global community, and you will develop outstanding skills as a leader and communicator. This will place you in an exceptional position to pursue a career in fields such as politics and government, the environmental sector, international development, foreign affairs, international relations, trade, defence or with non-government organisations (NGOs).

There's also the opportunity to take an internship in a professional working environment. The combination of academic and on-site learning will equip you with skills demanded in the rapidly shifting global environment, such as creativity, communication, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking and teamwork.

The Bachelor of Global Studies will give you a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces. It will equip you with sharp analytical abilities and the ability to communicate flexible, imaginative and well-informed disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. These together will enhance your capacity to lead social change.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Global Studies
Course Handbook

Extend your studies of leadership, culture and globalisation by focusing on communication across cultural borders. By studying one of eight internationally important languages – Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish – you’ll deepen your cross-cultural skills and knowledge. All languages are available for beginners through to those with proficiency. You’ll also study topics such as managing intercultural communication, and the skills you build will enable you to apply your knowledge in real-world contexts.

High achieving students in the Bachelor of Global Studies may have the opportunity to transition into one of our Masters degrees in the third year of study. Learn more about Bachelor/Masters degrees.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Bachelor/Masters degrees
High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in a specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,000

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 083203B