Bachelor of Global Studies
Discover a world of opportunities with our Bachelor of Global Studies – your ticket to an exciting international career that bridges the realms of arts, international relations, and business.
In today's world, nations, economies, cultures, and societies are more interconnected than ever before. Understanding and navigating these global connections is crucial.
Waikato's brand-new Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS) degree will set you up to play a pivotal role in addressing pressing global issues, fostering cooperation on a global scale, and contributing to innovative solutions for global businesses. From exploring diverse cultures, influencing global diplomacy, or making a meaningful impact through organisations – the possibilities are endless.
Within this specialised three-year degree you'll develop core knowledge and skills in intercultural communication, business strategy and global relations allowing you to effectively negotiate and navigate diversity, particularly in organisations that span the globe. You will also study a language to help you thrive in different countries & cultures.
This core is enhanced by one of five specialised majors, each with its own unique focus and global perspective, to equip you to become a world-class expert in your chosen area. The five majors are:
- Global Arts
- Global Markets
- Human Rights
- International Languages and Cultures
- International Relations
You’ll also have the option to take a second major and/or a minor from any part of the university.
For the International Languages and Cultures major, there are 4 languages available - French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese and these can be studied from beginners to advanced.
- Diplomat or Foreign Service Officer: Representing one's country abroad, negotiating treaties, and promoting diplomatic relations
- Analyst in a Global Business: Helping solve problems and support businesses in the exciting world of international markets.
- Development Project Manager: Overseeing international development projects for NGOs, government agencies, or international organisations.
- Human Rights Advocate: Advocating for human rights and social justice, working with NGOs or advocacy groups.
- Policy Analyst: Researching and analysing international policies and their impact, often for government agencies or think tanks.
- International Correspondent: Reporting on global events and issues for international media outlets.
- Global Policy Specialist: Working on global initiatives, managing programs, and addressing disparities worldwide.
- English Language Instructor Abroad: Teaching English as a second language overseas or as part of international education programs.
- Tourism Manager: Coordinates activities within the tourism industry to enhance customer experiences.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||
$7,672 - $7,821 per year
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|Estimated Fees* (International):||$34,695 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Undergraduate International|
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|All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
Degree planner — Bachelor of Global Studies (BGS) - Overview
One of List C
100 or 200 * Level
One of List D: Work-Integrated Learning
- ANTHY102 Exploring Cultures: Aotearoa and the Pacific
- HISTY117 Indigenous Global Histories
- MAORI103 Introduction to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- PACIS100 Introduction to Pacific Histories, Languages and Cultures
- CHINE131 Chinese for Beginners
- FRNCH131 French for Beginners
- JAPAN131 Japanese for Beginners
- KOREA131 Korean Language for Beginners 1
- MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1
- SPNSH131 Spanish for Beginners
*Students wishing to enrol in a language they already have prior knowledge of must consult with a lecturer in the subject to determine whether an intermediate language paper will be an appropriate replacement.
- CHINE231 Intermediate Chinese 1
- FRNCH231 Intermediate French 1
- JAPAN231 Basic Japanese 1
- KOREA231 Korean Language 2
- MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2
- SPNSH231 Intermediate Spanish 1
*Students who took an intermediate language paper in List B will enrol in the follow-on language paper in List C
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At the heart of the BGS is work-integrated learning, where, through an internship you will apply your skills in a real organisation, bridging the gap between theory and practice. By engaging directly with industry, you'll form vital connections and gain insights that will prepare you for the global challenges of tomorrow.
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