Bachelor of Global Studies - Sustainability

Bond University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00017B

The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) is founded on the growing relevance of sustainability to business, government and community, integrating economic, social and environmental perspectives. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the complex challenges of global sustainability, and provides students with an understanding of the concepts as well as the tools across planning, problem solving, diplomacy and decision making relevant to professional practice. The program challenges students to critically review local sustainability issues in a global context. Topics covered include global issues of human development, such as social injustice, environmental degradation, conflict and resource scarcity, as well as local issues including environmental planning and impact assessment.


  • 24 Subjects: 3 University Core Subjects
  • 5 Foundation Subjects
  • 6 Global Studies Major subjects
  • 6 Sustainability Major subjects
  • 4 Elective Subjects.


  • Global Studies Major: Public Diplomacy & Social Media
  • Global Development: Theory and Practice
  • Global Political Economy
  • The United Nations
  • Global Institutions and Conflict Resolution
  • Prospects for Global Politics. Sustainability Major: Sustainable Development and Society
  • Managing Projects
  • Land Economy and the Environment
  • Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Transport Planning
  • Urban Wildlife Management.

Standard entry requirements

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $126,240 Yes

Further information

Graduates of this program will have an increased understanding of critical sustainability issues in the global and local contexts. They will have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and synthesise knowledge relating to different causes and possible solutions of global sustainability challenges. Graduates could expect to find employment in the following fields: Community Development, Foreign Agricultural and Fisheries, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ethical Supply Chain Management, Diplomacy and Trade.

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