Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies is an exciting and rewarding double degree for those interested in a wide range of contemporary social issues shaping our world including globalisation, public health; social justice; human rights; gender, race and age inequality; poverty; environmental sustainability, migration and international relations. This course offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners. Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities.

Course Fee:

International: $93,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); NSW Assumed knowledge: 2 units of English (any) (Band 3). Mathematics (other than Mathematics General 2) for study in Mathematics (Band 3); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. VIC Assumed Knowledge: Units 3 and 4 - Mathematical Methods or equivalent for study in Mathematics.


320 cp. Students will complete a period of study or work overseas in an area relevant to their studies and interests.

Subjects you can Study:

Business; Communication; International development studies; Economics; Education; Environmental science; Geography; History; Legal studies; Media; Politics and international relations; Sociology; Religion

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study.

Further information:

Graduates may find employment in social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations; human rights; travel and tourism; public sector; government service (including diplomatic service); the United Nations.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Artist, Historian, Psychologist, Sociologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 55.1 No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 55.1 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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