Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
074606B
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/65)
  • Melbourne (58.50)
  • Strathfield (58.50)

Description

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies is an exciting and rewarding double degree for those interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues shaping our world including globalisation, public health; social justice; human rights; gender, race and age inequality; poverty; environmental sustainability, migration and international relations.

This course offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners.

Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Arts Elective HIST115
Global history: six degrees of separation
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 2 or minor POLS104
Introduction to international relations
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list A Global studies elective 1
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list B Global studies elective 2
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor HUMA331
Big Ideas: social enterprise and innovation project
(Pre: UNCC100)
OR
HUMA330
Community engagement placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Study abroad
(GLST301-GLST304)
or
GLST300
Global studies international internship*
(Pre: 120 credit points of study)
     
Year 4 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list C GLST305
Global studies research project
(Pre: At least 20 credit points of specified Global studies units).
Year 4 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Major 2 or minor

*Study abroad or Global studies international internship semester-length study abroad at a partner university, or overseas internship of 10-12 weeks full-time. There are additional costs and administrative fees associated with the international study/internship.
Note: Students within this course are able to do two majors, or one major and two minors from the Bachelor of Arts.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $8916 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

International students must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Assumed knowledge: 2 units of English (any) (Band 3). Mathematics (other than Mathematics General 2) for study in Mathematics (Band 3).

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
  • Assumed knowledge: Units 3 and 4 - Mathematical Methods or equivalent for study in Mathematics.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 10 10
Median OP to receive an offer 15 13
Lowest OP to receive an offer 19 16
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 81 81
Median Rank to receive an offer 69 74
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 63 67
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 95.45 97.35
Median ATAR to receive an offer 64.70 69.10
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 49.75 58.75
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 84.55 84.55
Median ATAR to receive an offer 60.30 65.65
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 52.90 58.90

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 12 66.67%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 18 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 11.36%
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 31 70.45%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 44 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 21 65.63%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 32 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

  • Most applicants to undergraduate courses at ACU are eligible for adjustment factors – which can help improve your selection rank when applying for a degree. Your location, school or personal circumstances may make you eligible too. Learn more about the full list of available adjustments.

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in social  entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations;  human rights; travel and tourism; public sector; government service (including  diplomatic service); the United Nations.

Professional experience

GLST300 Global Studies International Internship OR HUMA247 Community Engagement and the Civic Professional.

Students will complete a period of study or work overseas in an area relevant to their studies and interests.

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies is an exciting and rewarding double degree for those interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues shaping our world including globalisation, public health; social justice; human rights; gender, race and age inequality; poverty; environmental sustainability, migration and international relations.

This course offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners.

Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Strathfield
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Arts Elective HIST115
Global history: six degrees of separation
Year 1 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 2 or minor POLS104
Introduction to international relations
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list A Global studies elective 1
Year 2 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list B Global studies elective 2
Year 3 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor HUMA331
Big Ideas: social enterprise and innovation project
(Pre: UNCC100)
OR
HUMA330
Community engagement placement
(Pre: UNCC100)
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)
Year 3 - Semester 2 Study abroad
(GLST301-GLST304)
or
GLST300
Global studies international internship*
(Pre: 120 credit points of study)
     
Year 4 - Semester 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Global studies list C GLST305
Global studies research project
(Pre: At least 20 credit points of specified Global studies units).
Year 4 - Semester 2 Major 1 Major 1 Major 2 or minor Major 2 or minor

*Study abroad or Global studies international internship semester-length study abroad at a partner university, or overseas internship of 10-12 weeks full-time. There are additional costs and administrative fees associated with the international study/internship.
Note: Students within this course are able to do two majors, or one major and two minors from the Bachelor of Arts.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $93600.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate, plus an IELTS overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduates may find employment in social  entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations;  human rights; travel and tourism; public sector; government service (including  diplomatic service); the United Nations.

Professional experience

GLST300 Global Studies International Internship OR HUMA247 Community Engagement and the Civic Professional.

Students will complete a period of study or work overseas in an area relevant to their studies and interests.

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study

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