Bachelor of Global Studies

Designed for those who aspire to lead social change, and to find creative ways to tackle the global challenges facing cultures and communities.


Oliver Percovich is an advisory board member of the Bachelor of Global Studies, and founder of Skateistan that helps kids gain access education despite armed conflict situations. Percovich contributes his experience working in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa and Germany to the program.


This degree engages you with real-life problem-based learning through workshop-style classes and guest lecturers from diverse industries. In your final year, you'll be placed in front of actual stakeholders to present your solutions.


Jessica Kensey and Constanza Núñez Malebrán travelled to New York for the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit as part of their Bachelor of Global Studies degree. Overseas study is a compulsory component of the BGS degree.

Leadership for social change

What are the drivers of social change? Keen to find your own creative ways to tackle the challenges facing the world?

At its core, this course teaches leadership for social change, and offers a broad range of multidisciplinary electives, an overseas study component, opportunity to do an internship, and a choice of four specialisations.

Simulation – a new kind of learning

This degree delivers classes through workshops where you will be engaged in problem-based learning. Guest lecturers from diverse industries will present their direct experiences in the field.

In your final year, you'll also do practical field work. Working in interdisciplinary teams for simulated real-world problems, you'll present your solutions back to actual stakeholders.


Study Overseas

Integral to this course is study overseas that can be completed across a full semester, or taken intensively. You could take units offered at a Monash international location, join in one of our many study tours, or study at one of our prestigious partner universities.

With partnerships with over 100 universities worldwide, a Centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, you're spoilt for choice. 

Study abroad options by specialisation:

The Global Immersion Guarantee

Overseas study is now guaranteed* as part of your Monash Bachelor of Global Studies degree with the Global Immersion Guarantee.

From 2018 every Bachelor of Global Studies student will have the opportunity to spend two weeks studying in Italy, Indonesia or Malaysia, with airfares and accomodation covered as part of your degree!

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Industry experience

We have partnerships for Arts internships around the world. Enrol in an Arts internship unit to get hands-on experience and study credit at the same time. Open up new pathways and opportunities for your career.

The BGS Industry Advisory Board

Our Bachelor of Global Studies has an Industry Advisory Board whose members are actively involved in providing the BGS academic team with direct links into business, government and the social sector. These links are particularly important for students' final year where they have the opportunity to do practical field work.

Our board members are also on hand at Bachelor of Global Studies events such as the Welcome Lecture, Open Day, and other special occasions, giving students and their parents the opportunity to ask questions and be inspired by the possibilities ahead.

Double degrees

Double your career opportunities with a double degree in four years. Available double degrees with Bachelor of Global Studies:

CRICOS code: 083203B