Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

The Bachelor of Global Studies will shape you as an informed citizen who can make a difference in our increasingly globalised world.

This interdisciplinary programme will expand your mind as you are exposed to new ways of thinking about the world. As you gain competency in another language you’ll deepen your understanding of other cultures and perspectives.

You will develop skills for employment, such as leadership, teamwork, public speaking, critical thinking, research and intercultural communication.

Conjoint options

Conjoint programmes let you pursue two undergraduate bachelors degrees at the same time.

Learn more about conjoints

Programme structure

The Bachelor of Global Studies is a cross-faculty degree that draws on the combined expertise of the faculties of Arts, Business, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering, Law and Science.

You will choose from one of four majors when you start the programme:

You will supplement your major with core courses in Global Studies, courses in a language, area studies in a region related to your chosen language, elective courses, and General Education.

You will have many opportunities to develop skills and experience through internships, workshops and research projects. We encourage you to spend time overseas during your study.

The broad structure of the programme is:

  • Three core courses (45 points)
  • Ten courses in your chosen major (150 points)
  • Four courses in a language (60 points)
  • Three courses in area studies (45 points)
  • Two General Education courses (30 points)
  • Two elective courses (30 points)

Bachelor of Global Studies degree planner (PDF)

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    GLOBAL 100
    Name:
    Intercultural Communication
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    GLOBAL 200
    Name:
    Global Challenges
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Language course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Area studies course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Area studies course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 3 120 points
  • Code:
    GLOBAL 300
    Name:
    Research Project
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Major course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Area studies course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage II course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage III course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage I course
    Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.
Rank score, subject and credit requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement210

    Minimum of 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and/or Table B and/or the following languages: Chinese, Cook Island Maori, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Niuean, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan.

  • CIE Cambridge International Examinations230

    Three subjects from Table A and/or Table B and/or the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish.

  • IB International Baccalaureate28

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester’s successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand university or one year’s successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree or bachelors-level qualification from a New Zealand non-university tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Grade, subject and other requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

Grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Global Studies cost per year?

2017 fees

Fees for the Bachelor of Global Studies have not yet been set.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

A Bachelor of Global Studies will prepare you for a range of exciting careers. With your combination of skills and your global knowledge, you will be well-prepared to make a difference in a variety of fields. You might go on to work in politics and government, the environmental sector, international development, foreign affairs, trade, defence or the arts.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Arts administrator
  • Business consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights advocate
  • Intelligence officer
  • International trade consultant
  • Policy analyst

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