University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that studies the history and core learning principles of the discipline of Indigenous Studies. It also explores how critical and creative thinking occurs within Indigenous Studies. Engaging in the course learning will encourage students to consider the complexity of debates within the discipline given the historical importance of issues such as ‘Indigenous identity, culture and knowledges’ with particular awareness of our increasingly connected world. Students will engage with informed, present-day debates about Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous people primarily, but not exclusively in the Australian context, including exploring major concepts and projects underpinning the discipline such as decolonisiation, identity cultures, language revitalisation, and representation.


  • The Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies requires students to successfully complete 240 units, which is comprised of: 50 units of core courses
  • One 80 unit Global Indigenous Studies major
  • 110 units of electives. Refer to the pathway information below*.


  • Major study options are available in the following areas: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • Governance, Policy and Political Economy
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services
  • Sociology and Anthropology. Minor study options are available in the following areas: Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Writing Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study pathways

Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $88,950
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Online International: $88,950
  • ATAR: 62.00
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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