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Bachelor of Global Studies

 

location
City campus

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70.30

Min. duration
3 years full time or
6 years part time

course codes
UTS: C10264v1
CRICOS: 063940A
UAC: 600048

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.

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.

I chose to do my undergraduate degree at UTS due in part to the great reputation of the university as well as its international focus.

Typical study 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.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ10019 Communication48maj10019
MAJ08965 Business Studies48maj08965
MAJ08966 Management Studies48maj08966
MAJ09399 Legal Studies48maj09399

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2016 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

Student contribution amounts for 2015 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,440
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$8,917
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,256

 

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $545. The total credit points are 144.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90655 Core subjects (Global Studies)48
CBK90566 Major choice (Global Studies)48
CBK90567 Sub-majors + electives48
Total144

Course structure explained

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.

Additional information

Course duration

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.

Full time, on campus Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Any two units of English and computer literacy.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

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UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Global Studies in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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