University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies

University of Newcastle

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

This program delivers a core focus on ensuring a strong student understanding of culture, history and politics. This dynamic and highly specialised degree is taught and managed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic and administrative team. This team is passionate about Indigenous representation and are committed to the issues focused on as part of your studies. This degree is available to study with combined online and face-to-face learning to provide added flexibility to your study program. Some selected majors are available fully online. A placement course will allow you to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting. Core studies are in Global Indigenous studies, but students can also study in other areas. A Global Indigenous Studies degree opens doors for jobs in a range of areas in both Indigenous and mainstream organisations internationally. Students graduate with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous culture, history and political life in Australia and the world and the ability to challenge and develop policy affecting social justice in the workforce and community. Graduates will pursue rewarding careers in Indigenous affairs and beyond. Some typical roles include: global development worker; organisational cultural diversity practitioner; start-up entrepreneur; cultural heritage conservationist; social enterprise founder; digital media content initiator; community development worker; program innovation consultant; policy and research officer.


  • The program consists of 240 units: Students must complete one of the following structures: Single Major pathway A: 50 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 70 units electives
  • Single Major pathway B: 50 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ two (2) 40 unit minors/ 30 units electives
  • Single Major pathway C: 50 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ 110 units electives
  • Double Major pathway: 50 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ no minor/ 30 units electives.


  • 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: $94,791
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 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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