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C10264v1 Bachelor of Global Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS)
UAC code: 600048 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 063940A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

This degree focuses on learning about global political, economic and cultural processes, institutions and theories. Students are able to draw connections between these global phenomena and concrete local practices in work and life, seeing the different opportunities and constraints that exist for different groups of people. The course requires students to engage in complex problem-solving regarding global phenomena from different perspectives. Students who wish to may study overseas on exchange as part of their degree (after their first year). Students may also study languages other than English and study about particular countries. In addition, students take a professional studies major, gaining some training in the areas of management studies, business studies, legal studies or communication.

This course prepares graduates for careers and contributions in a world of social and cultural diversity being transformed by globalisation, allowing students to draw connections between global phenomena and local practices in work and life.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates that are capable of applying knowledge about global phenomena, institutions and theories in a professional context; have well developed communication and interpersonal skills, attitudes and values; have relevant practical and professional skills; and possess innovative thinking and research skills.

Career options

Career options include international advisory and management positions in governmental organisations such as foreign affairs or the UN, non-government agencies, and companies that operate globally.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Any two units of English and computer literacy.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a three-year, full-time or six-year, part-time basis.

Note: international students in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake full-time (FT) study as a condition of their visa.

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points, comprising:

  • six core subjects (48 credit points)
  • a major in business studies, communication, legal studies or management studies (48 credit points), and
  • one of the following:
    • two sub-majors (48 credit points), or
    • a sub-major (24 credit points) and exchange session (24 credit points), or
    • a sub-major (24 credit points) and three electives (24 credit points), or
    • an exchange session (24 credit points) and three electives (24 credit points).

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake a domestic work placement within a workplace that deals with global issues and practices.

Course completion requirements

STM90655 Core subjects (Global Studies) 48cp
CBK90566 Major choice (Global Studies) 48cp
CBK90567 Sub-majors + electives 48cp
Total 144cp

Course program

Two examples are given below. The first is for the degree without an exchange session. The second is for the degree with an exchange session. The global studies core subjects are noted in each example and students may arrange major and sub-major subjects around these core subjects. Normally students do 24 credit points each session but as this degree involves mixing 6-credit-point and 8-credit-point subjects it may be possible to vary the 24 credit point load as needed up to 28 credit points.

List of majors
MAJ10019 Communication   48cp
MAJ08965 Business Studies   48cp
MAJ08966 Management Studies   48cp
MAJ09399 Legal Studies   48cp
List of sub-majors and electives
SMJ09035 Language other than English   24cp
SMJ09036 Specialist Country Studies   24cp
SMJ10040 Communication   24cp
STM90498 Exchange electives   24cp
CBK90634 Electives   24cp
SMJ10052 Transnational Studies (Global Studies)   24cp
SMJ09049 Reading Australia   24cp
SMJ09052 Aboriginal Studies   24cp
SMJ10032 Media Studies   24cp
STM90499 Exchange electives   24cp
Typical program, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
99201 Global Histories   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
99202 Global Work   8cp
58222 Global Politics from Above and Below   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 2
Autumn session
99204 Global Governance   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Year 3
Autumn session
99205 Global Work Project   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
99206 Global Problem Solving   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Typical program with exchange session, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
99201 Global Histories   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
99202 Global Work   8cp
58222 Global Politics from Above and Below   8cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 2
Autumn session
99204 Global Governance   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
Select one of the following: 24cp
      STM90498 Exchange electives 24cp  
      STM90499 Exchange electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
99205 Global Work Project   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp
Spring session
99206 Global Problem Solving   8cp
Select 18 credit points of options   18cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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or +61 2 9514 1222
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