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Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) - ARB005

Course Code: ARB005
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362008
CRICOS Code: 095565K
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Examine the world in its global context

The Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) will prepare you to become an active global citizen; the type of person who can find creative ways to address the challenges faced by the international community, both now and in the future. You’ll explore the complex, interconnected and culturally diverse nature of the contemporary world, and think critically about issues within their global context.

Over the course of your study, you’ll develop the flexibility, analytical skills and global mindset to adapt effectively in rapidly changing work environments. You’ll graduate possessing the intercultural skills and global interdisciplinary understanding necessary for a career across government, business or the non-government organisation sector globally.

Study a Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) at UC and you will:

  • explore and communicate the nature and importance of global cultural diversity
  • critically analyse and communicate effectively about global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • evaluate the impact of the global context on local cultures, communities and issues
  • propose and justify solutions to real-world problems using a critical understanding of the global context
  • articulate a reflective and informed understanding of global ethical and social justice concerns.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning is at the very centre of the Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies). You’ll learn from industry-active professionals and world-class scholars and will work and study in real-world situations through project work, internships, professional experience and mentorships.

You’ll complete units designed to help you develop the professional skills essential for employment in the cultural and creative industries, and will have the opportunity to participate in international work and study experiences as part of your degree. Global Studies students have undertaken internships with a range of different local, national and international organisations, including the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Strategic Development Associates, 50/50 by 2030 and the national embassies of Indonesia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, among many others.

Career opportunities

  • International project manager
  • Campaign manager
  • International consultant
  • Journalist
  • International development worker
  • Policy officer
  • Community development educator
  • Program analyst
  • Social impact assessment consultant
  • Academic
  • International diplomat
  • Company director
  • Tourism manager
  • Public servant

Course-specific information

Standard entry to this course is by selection rank, but a portfolio entry is also possible.

High-achieving students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) BA (GlobalSt)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $28,200
2020 CSP $29,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Critically analyse, and communicate effectively about, global issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively;
1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession;
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Understand and evaluate the impact of the global context on local cultures, communities and issues. 2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Bring a critical understanding of the global context to bear in real-world problem solving. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Demonstrate a rich and critical understanding of the nature and importance of global cultural diversity. 2.1 UC graduate are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and
2.3 UC graduate are global citizens: understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Formulate and articulate a reflective and informed understanding of global ethical and social justice concerns. 3.2 UC graduates are lifelong learners: be self-aware.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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