Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 3 locations

Study mode
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
6.0 overall score (with individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading)
Fees (first year)*
Start dates
February 2023, February 2024


The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies is for anyone interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues that shape our world, including globalisation, social justice, environmental sustainability, international relations and more.

Following your passions is at the heart of this double degree, and we offer more than 20 arts majors for you to choose from, such as drama, communication, visual arts, sociology, history, politics and international relations, graphic design, psychology, criminology, studies of religion, geography, and English.

To help you develop a global perspective beyond the classroom, this degree includes a study abroad internship, giving you the opportunity to see the world with new eyes. You can also opt to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside your degree to further enhance your employability.

To ensure this degree works with you, we offer flexible delivery, including online, multimode and on-campus attendance.


Professional experience

You will complete a period of study or work overseas in an area relevant to your studies and interests.

Work placement

You will have the unique opportunity to gain valuable international work experience tailored to your interests and career goals via one of our overseas internship partner organisations. You will also have the chance to study abroad at one of ACU’s 60 partner institutions around the world.



Career opportunities include:

  • public sector, both local and international
  • government service, including diplomatic service, both local and international
  • the United Nations system and other international organisations
  • social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach
  • politics and international relations
  • global health and community development
  • journalism, including travel journalism
  • travel and tourism

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1Major 1Major 2 or minorArts Elective

HIST115 Global History: Six Degrees of Separation

Year 1 - Semester 2Major 1Major 2 or minor

POLS104 Introduction to International Relations

UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society


PHCC102 Being Human


PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life

Year 2 - Semester 1Major 1Major 2 or minorGlobal studies list AGlobal studies elective 1
Year 2 - Semester 2Major 1Major 2 or minorGlobal studies list BGlobal studies elective 2
Year 3 - Semester 1Major 1Major 2 or minor

HUMA331 Big Ideas: Social Enterprise and Innovation


HUMA330 Community Engagement: Placement

UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World


PHCC320 The Just Society

Year 3 - Semester 2

Study abroad

(GLST301 Global Study Abroad A -GLST304 Global Study Abroad D )


*GLST300 Global Study International Internship

Year 4 - Semester 1Major 1Major 2 or minorGlobal studies list C

GLST305 Global Studies Research Project

Year 4 - Semester 2Major 1Major 1Major 2 or minorMajor 2 or minor

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

*Study abroad or Global studies international internship semester-length study abroad at a partner university, or overseas internship of 10-12 weeks full-time. There are additional costs and administrative fees associated with the international study/internship.

Note: Students within this course are able to do two majors, or one major and two minors from the Bachelor of Arts.

AQF framework

Double Bachelor - Bachelor/Bachelor - AQF Level 7

Entry requirements

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International applicants

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

International students must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

English language requirements

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you


Pathways into course for international applicants

If you don’t currently meet the direct entry requirements for admission to your chosen program, don’t worry. Our range of pathway programs can help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed. 

Find out more about English language programs 

Find out more about the ACU Foundation Studies program 

Find out more about Diploma pathways 

Further study

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study


Course costs

  • Unit fee: $3103
  • Average first year fee: $24824
  • Estimate total cost: $99296

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

Explore your options


You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

International applicants


Apply through QTAC

QTAC code 112371

Direct application

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Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.


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