Help solve sustainability issues
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format with a mixture of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes. All students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional, personalised learning experience regardless of their location. For students who are able to attend campus, we are working toward the resumption of face-to-face classes especially for small group instruction such as tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Understanding the sustainability issues of today, is paramount in influencing the world of tomorrow. From business to technology, the environment and social sciences, sustainability impacts the human world more than ever before. Employers seek graduates with sustainability skills and environmental awareness, to ensure their business can adhere to new legislation and fast moving societal trends.
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) at Bond, provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. Students are immersed in a broad range of topics in International Relations and Sustainability.
2021 Year 12 entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program.
Multidisciplinary approach to learning
By undertaking a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, students at Bond can become knowledgeable in broad range of topics and develop a transferable skill set. The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) allows graduates to be knowledgeable in global studies and sustainability, by exploring topics such as: sustainable development and society, economics of sustainable development, and prospects for global politics.
Our small class sizes and personalised teaching methods ensure students understand critical sustainability issues both in a global and local context and in a practical and theoretical setting.
- Combine knowledge in both International Relations and Sustainability
- Learn from nationally and internationally recognised Academics
- Small class sizes and personalised approach to teaching
About the program
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) is a unique interdisciplinary degree which equips students with a capacity to formulate solutions to the challenges of globalisation and the development of sustainable communities. The structure of the program follows world megatrends, reflected in the interconnectivity and interplay within diverse fields of study: climate change, sustainable development, global health and disease, international institutions and transnational business. Show more
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) is a unique interdisciplinary degree which equips students with a capacity to formulate solutions to the challenges of globalisation and the development of sustainable communities. The structure of the program follows world megatrends, reflected in the interconnectivity and interplay within diverse fields of study: climate change, sustainable development, global health and disease, international institutions and transnational business. The program also aims to prepare students for fronting increased human security threats through sustained transnational collaboration. The global dialogue needed for the security of globalised communities requires competencies in International Relations, diplomacy and intercultural partnership. The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) develops an active global citizen with knowledge and skills enabling them to contribute to the development of sustainable societies of the future. Depending on individual interests and needs, students can choose a major which develops the knowledge gained in the twelve compulsory subjects. The following Majors afford students an opportunity to progress in specialised fields of their choice: Australian Studies, Digital Media, Language and Culture (French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese) and Global Business Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Multi-modal delivery with a combination of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
Graduates of this program will have an increased understanding of critical sustainability issues in the global and local contexts. They will have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and synthesise knowledge relating to different causes and possible solutions of global sustainability challenges. Graduates could expect to find employment in the following fields: Community Development, Foreign Agricultural and Fisheries, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ethical Supply Chain Management, Diplomacy and Trade.
The Bachelor of Global Studies (Sustainability) program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
Required subjects (11)
- Introduction to International Relations OR Geopolitics
- Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
- World Languages
- International Business
- Climate Change and the Future World
- Sustainable Development and Society
- Economics of Sustainable Development
- Contemporary Globalisations
- Global Health Issues
- Capstone OR Internship*
*CDC approval required.
You must choose one of the following major options:
- International Relations
- Australia Studies
- Digital Media
- Global Business
- Language and Culture (choice of either Chinese, French, Japanese or Spanish)
Students can choose 4 subjects from the list of available undergraduate subjects from across the University.
Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $17,360 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $17,560 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
In the January semester 2019 there were no OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence no comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is available.
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.
2021 Year 12 Entry
To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information