University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Global Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This degree focuses on learning about global political, economic and cultural processes, institutions and theories. Students are able to draw connections between these global phenomena and concrete local practices in work and life, seeing the different opportunities and constraints that exist for different groups of people. The course requires students to engage in complex problem-solving regarding global phenomena from different perspectives. Students who wish to may study overseas on exchange as part of their degree (after their first year). Students may also study languages other than English and study about particular countries. In addition, students take a professional studies major, gaining some training in the areas of management studies, business studies, legal studies or communication. This course prepares graduates for careers and contributions in a world of social and cultural diversity being transformed by globalization, allowing students to draw connections between global phenomena and local practices in work and life.


Students must complete 144 credit points, comprising: six core subjects (48 credit points) a major in business studies, communication, legal studies or management studies (48 credit points), and one of the following: two sub-majors (48 credit points), or a sub-major (24 credit points) and exchange session (24 credit points), or a sub-major (24 credit points) and three electives (24 credit points), or an exchange session (24 credit points) and three electives (24 credit points).


  • Business studies
  • Communication
  • Global studies
  • Information technology
  • International business
  • Legal studies
  • Management studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English and computer literacy. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Further information

Career options include international advisory and management positions in governmental organisations such as foreign affairs or the UN, non-government agencies, and companies that operate globally.

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