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Bachelor of Global Studies

Think big with the Bachelor of Global Studies, a three-year, undergraduate degree with a truly international outlook. The course combines in-depth study of globalisation with a professional major and a wide range of internationally-oriented elective subjects, preparing you for wherever your career may take you.

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The UTS Bachelor of Global Studies is a highly versatile, professionally-oriented Arts degree that explores the culture, politics and economics of globalisation. As a student in this course, you’ll draw connections between global phenomena and concrete local practices in work and life. You’ll also engage in complex problem solving regarding global processes and events and complete an internship.

Course structure

Students complete 144 credit points comprising:

Core Subjects (48 credit points):

  • Globalisation in Historical Perspective
  • Contemporary Global Economy
  • Cultures of Globalisation
  • Global Governance
  • Global Problem Solving
  • Global Work Project OR International Internship

+ Majors (48 credit points):

  • Business Studies
  • Communication
  • Health Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Studies

+ Sub-Majors, Exchange, Electives (48 credit points):

  • Choose from: International Studies, Specialist Country Studies or Language Other Than English Sub-Majors, Exchange or Electives

Overseas study

You can choose to study overseas on session-long exchange or short-term work and/or study placement, or to learn another language (through sub-major and electives).

View indicative study plans for each major, with and without exchange options.

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Government, non-government organisations and businesses, from small startups to major multinationals in industries including finance, hospitality, tourism, digital media and the not-for profit sector.

Career options are often based on the choice of major within the degree. Previous Global Studies graduates have worked as marketing coordinators, brand strategists, business managers and paralegals.

What the students say

Wondering what its like to do this course? Read what our students have to say about it:

Tevvi Bullock, UTS Bachelor of Global StudiesTevvi Bullock
Bachelor of Global Studies (Communication)

“I was attracted to UTS by the possibility of mixing and matching course work, but having focus within my major and sub-major.”

Rick Seymour, UTS Bachelor of Global Studies (Business Studies) studentRick Seymour
Bachelor of Global Studies (Business Studies)

“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.”

Katya Dobinson, UTS Bachelor of Global Studies studentKatya Dobinson
Bachelor of Global Studies (Legal Studies)

"I would encourage prospective students to pick this degree over the others offered at other universities because it is the most practical."

Alex McAlpin, UTS Bachelor of Global Studies studentAlex McAlpin
Bachelor of Global Studies (Communication)

“I was initially drawn to UTS because of its industry-focused approach to learning and the leading communications department.”

Issar Behar, UTS Bachelor of Global Studies studentIssar Behar
Bachelor of Global Studies

“I really like the opportunity [my subjects] give me to undertake my own research in fields that interest me.”

Caleb Watson, UTS Bachelor of Global Studies studentCaleb Watson
Bachelor of Global Studies

“I wanted to do something with my life that would be out of the ordinary, big and limitless.”

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