Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Global Studies

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

This course is designed for students who aspire to be leaders in creating social change. Combining global studies with studies in fundamental science will give students the skill set to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply their knowledge to affect change. Through this combination, students will not just think globally but study globally as well with overseas travel a requirement of the course. With three global studies specialisations (International studies, International relations or Global cultural literacies - including a language) and a comprehensive range of science majors, flexibility is king with this program. This course leads to two separate degrees: the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Global Studies. This flexibility of choice allows students to explore new areas, utilise their critical thinking and analytical skills, further develop their strengths and pursue their own interests. Core units focusing on leadership development, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives and the overseas study component underpin a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills to real life scenarios. The program offers practical employment skills, including a high level of numeracy, data analysis, information literacy, problem solving, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work in teams. The international perspective and highly developed scientific skills students will gain will help shape careers in international relations or trade, foreign affairs, diplomacy, politics and government, environmental research and planning and international not-for-profit organisations, as well as traditional and emerging areas of science.


  • Core units focusing on leadership development
  • a broad range of multidisciplinary electives
  • an overseas study component
  • a choice of three specialisations (International studies, International relations or Global cultural literacies - includes a language major). Underpinning this is a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills to real life scenarios, which could take the form of an internship or a research project. The science component offers flexibility of choice and a broad science education with specialist training in one or more science areas, selected from 26 different majors.


  • Applied mathematics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Developmental biology
  • Earth science
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Environmental science
  • Financial and insurance mathematics
  • Genetics
  • Geographical science
  • Global cultural literacies
  • Human pathology
  • Immunology
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant sciences
  • Psychology
  • Pure mathematics
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English: Units 3&4: at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
  • Maths or Science: Units 3&4: at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematical methods (any), specialist mathematics, physics or psychology

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton International: $174,000
  • ATAR: 77.65
  • Full-time : 4 years

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