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Develop the skills and expertise to understand the complex inter-connections of globalisation and work within the international community. 

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies) uniquely positions you to explore some of the world’s most pressing problems while preparing for a career with an international focus: in business, diplomacy, policy development, and for advocacy in a global civil society.

Its core major, Global Studies, will teach you how to relate local and international trends, while the combination of your chosen specialisation and language training will provide you with the specific regional knowledge and linguistic competence to work in organisations that operate across cultural and linguistic boundaries.

You’ll cross these international boundaries during the course with an opportunity to study abroad at one of our leading partner universities, exercising your language skills and gaining a first-hand, cultural experience before graduation.

Throughout the course, you will investigate the rapid growth of wealth in some parts of the world in relation to the impoverishment of others; consider the impacts of unprecedented large-scale worker, migrant, and refugee mobility; understand the rise and increasingly prominent role of global civil society (NGOs); as well as the challenges and opportunities of online information.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake an authentic, complex problem-based project, developed in tandem with our industry partners, and work within a bespoke, interdisciplinary team.

When you enrol in International and Global Studies you are preparing for work in the international arena. Think big, go global.

About the INGS Exchange experience

You will have to opportunity to study abroad at one of our leading partner universities to diversify your study and provide first-hand international experience. You can study anything on exchange that will count towards your degree.  Before deciding on a partner institution to apply to, it is worthwhile researching the units that are on offer, and considering how those units will fit with your degree structure.  A good place to start is by attending the university exchange information sessions, and looking at these online resources

Details of the program structure and content including unit of study information, can be found in the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook and in our FAQ fact sheet.

This program is offered by the School of Humanities. For further information, please contact the degree director Dr Marco Duranti.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Community development program manager
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign correspondent
  • International business consultant
  • Policy advisor    
Courses that offer this program

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.