Global Studies - A2001

Global Studies

Bachelor degree

How can we conceptualise the most important challenges confronting our global communities, devise new and innovative solutions to these challenges, and communicate the solutions effectively? The Global Studies course has been designed for students who seek to lead in applying their knowledge to these global challenges.

You will be able to apply your learning in practical and professional 'real life' contexts in one of three specialisations:

  • Global Cultural Literacies
  • International Relations
  • International Studies

Integral to the course is study overseas that can be completed across a full semester, or taken intensively. You could take units offered at a Monash international location, join in one of our many study tours, or study at one of our prestigious partner universities.

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

Through studies in leadership, culture and globalisation, you will consider responses to current and emerging global challenges, across a variety of cultures. This knowledge will be strengthened through in-depth studies in your chosen specialisation.

Students in the Global Cultural Literacies specialisation will deepen their cross-cultural competence by intensive language study choosing from one of eight international important languages: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

However, students in the other specialisations are also encouraged to use some of their electives for language study, either as a minor or a full major.

There's also the opportunity to take an internship in a professional working environment. The blend of academic and applied learning the course offers will equip you with skills demanded in the rapidly shifting global environment, including the following: creativity, communication, cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking and teamwork.

On completion, you'll be deeply informed on current challenges facing the global community and have developed 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).

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At a glance

ATAR

90 Note 2016 Clearly-in ATAR
80.95 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration: 3 years (full time) , 6 years (part time)
Start date: First semester (February)
Qualification: Bachelor of Global Studies
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

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

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

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Making the application

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6349

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

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.

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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.