Bachelor of International and Global Studies

Three years full-time / Six years part-time

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace as the forces of globalisation prompt increasingly complex interconnectedness. Our Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree centres on the study of the underlying processes driving this phenomenon, including travel, communication technology, political and economic currents, and globalising markets, and the way these processes constantly evolve and interrelate.

Global processes are linked both by interactions involving nation-state authorities but also through less formal processes of integration, such as networks, migration and political and cultural connections. Our program devotes attention to the complete gamut of such global connections, allowing you to gain highly developed and integrated knowledge of global and international issues.

With an interdisciplinary social science approach, the degree’s core units enable you to acquire varied perspectives on international and global dynamics informed by a wide range of social science standpoints. In your core major, you will focus on one of a specified range of relevant social science or area studies disciplines. You can choose how to complement your major from a wide range of subject areas across the University.

As the degree aims to develop skills relevant to international and intercultural contexts you will also be required to undertake language study from a very diverse range offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. You’ll also gain a first-hand appreciation of the degree’s core concernsthrough embarking on a semester of international exchange at a partner university, preferably in a country speaking your chosen language. This semester of exchange is a required component of the degree.

Our graduates are recognised for their conceptual ability, critical and research skills and the ethical perspective needed to interpret and operate effectively in an increasingly integrated world. These are the attributes that underpin success in a variety of professional fields. With anawareness of the major issues confrontingworld society, politics and economy, you will be equipped to operate effectively as members of the global community with skills in analysis, evaluation and communication.

New areas for analysis are bringing with them new career opportunities. As a result, you will be able to compete successfully within the global marketplace in advisory, management, and research positions for both the private and public sector in Australia and beyond, including working in combination with other professions at an international level (e.g. medicine, law, environmental work).

 Core major to be chosen from one of:
 Compulsory Intenational and Global Studies Units:
First Year
  • Power and Money in Global Society, INGS1001
  • Global Culture and Society, INGS1002
Second Year
  • Transnational Spaces and Networks, INGS2601
Third Year
  • Current Global Issues, INGS3601

Core

* If International Business is undertaken as the BIGS core major, an Arts and Social Sciences Table A major must also be completed

Optional second major may be chosen from:

Any one of the core majors or from the list of Table A or B majors. This gives students access to a wide range of disciplines and area studies from across the Faculty of Arts and some other Faculty offerings too.



For full information regarding program requirements, please refer to the following link

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1
EXCHANGE
Semester 2
INGS1001 POWER AND MONEY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY INGS1002 GLOBAL CULTURE AND SOCIETY INGS2601 TRANSNATIONAL SPACES AND NETWORKS SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
INGS3601 CURRENT GLOBAL ISSUES
TABLE A LANGUAGE JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A LANGUAGE JUNIOR UNIT TABLE A LANGUAGE SENIOR UNIT SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
JUNIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
JUNIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
SENIOR COMPULSORY
MAJOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A OR B
SENIOR UNIT
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The BIGS core major must be chosen from the following subject areas: American Studies; Anthropology; Arab World, Islam and The Middle East; Asian Studies; European Studies; Government and International Relations; History; International Business*; Political Economy; Sociology.

* If International Business is undertaken as the BIGS core major, a second major from Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) must also be completed.