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Bachelor of Global Studies (BGlobalSt)

University of Auckland
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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About this program

Develop the knowledge and skills to understand global issues and tackle them creatively.

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.

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:

  • Global Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Global Politics and Human Rights
  • International Relations and Business
  • Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice

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)

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, defense 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

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Auckland

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading, research-led university. In the QS Stars rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation,...

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