The Bachelor of Global Studies consists of core courses, a major, a language, area studies, General Education, and elective courses. You will need to plan carefully to make sure that you complete all of these elements.
Here is how to structure your conjoint Global Studies degree:
Your first year
You must take the Stage I core course: GLOBAL 102: Introduction to Global Studies (formerly Global 100).
Courses for your major
In your first year you should take up to three Stage I courses for your chosen major. Pay particular attention to the courses that your major must include. Take these first and complete the rest over the second year of your conjoint degree. You will need to check which semester courses are taught in order to plan successfully. You can find the courses available for your major in the BGlobalSt schedule.
Beyond your first year
To complete your BGlobalSt you need to take the core courses GLOBAL 200 and GLOBAL 300. You need to consider the timing of these courses as there is a relationship between them. The coursework of GLOBAL 200 includes the preparation of a research project proposal. GLOBAL 300 comprises the writing of that research project. GLOBAL 200 should be taken in the second to last year of your conjoint and GLOBAL 300 should be taken in the final year of your conjoint.
To complete your major you need 120 points, with at least 45 points at Stage III. Choose two courses at Stage II from the options listed for your chosen major, paying attention to the prerequisites for your desired Stage III courses.
Note: Bachelor of Global Studies conjoint major summary: three courses at Stage I (45 points), two courses at Stage II (30 points), three courses at Stage III (45 points).
Learning an additional language and studying a region where your chosen language is spoken are essential components of the Bachelor of Global Studies. By learning another language you can expand your world view and, by removing barriers to communication, open yourself up to endless new possibilities.
Language study is sequential. You need to complete 4 language courses in two consecutive years during the course of your degree. If you are a beginner, you should start your language study at least two years before your final year, and plan to take two language courses per year if possible. If you have prior knowledge, you should continue your language study in your first year, if possible.
You can find the language courses available to you in the BGlobalSt schedule. For Asian and European languages you need to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration and enrol in one of the beginner level courses listed in the first instance. You will be placed in a class appropriate to your level. Find out more about first time enrolment in language courses.
Area study relates to your chosen language. Two courses are required, one at Stage II and one at Stage III, chosen from the course listings for your chosen area. These are subject to availability. You can find the area studies courses available to you in the BGlobalSt schedule.
You should take one General Education course at any time during your degree. You can choose courses from the Open, Arts, and Business and Economics Schedules. Browse the General Education schedules.
The rule for General Education courses is that you can only choose subjects that you have not already studied or do not plan to study during the course of your degree. Note: A student is exempted from 15 points of General Education if they enrol in and complete one or two semesters of 45 points of study or more on a student exchange programme.
Some BGlobalSt conjoints allow 15 points of elective study in any subject. Choose a course either from the major listings or from elsewhere that enhances a component of your BGlobalSt degree. You can find out whether any elective courses are available to you in the Conjoint Degrees schedules.
Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of Science conjoint degree planner (PDF)
Variations to this structure are possible but require the approval of the programme director. If you need help at any time, please contact Global Studies Student and Programme Adviser, Dr Svetlana Kostrykina at firstname.lastname@example.org or Book an Appointment.
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.