- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Social Sciences


Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo

Contact details

Global studiesGlobal studies (http://future.arts.monash.edu/bachelor-global-studies/)



This is a discipline that examines the dynamics of global politics and economics, including the relationships between political institutions, international organisations, governmental and non-governmental players. It uses evidence-based explanations to study war/conflict, development, financial, and other crises at the global level.

Compulsory overseas study component

A minimum of 18 points must be chosen for study abroad from the units listed below or an overseas partner institution. For more information go to Arts study abroadArts study abroad (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/study-overseas/).


Students complete:

  1. Five units (30 points) as follows:

    Two level 1 gateway units (12 points):

    • ATS1701 Terrorism and political violence: An introduction
    • ATS1873 Introduction to international relations

    Two level 2 cornerstone units (12 points):

    One level 3 capstone unit (6 points), chosen from:

    • ATS3335 International political economy
    • ATS3340 International security studies
    • ATS3705 Knowledge and power in world politics
  2. Seven units (42 points) from the remaining capstone units above or from the list of international relations electives below, with at least three units (18 points) at level 3.


  • ATS2088Not offered in 2019 Russia and the US: Comparative politics
  • ATS2378 The anthropology of international development
  • ATS2625 Mobile worlds: Borders, displacement and belonging
  • ATS2640 The ethics of global conflict
  • ATS2691Not offered in 2019 Politics, violence and memory
  • ATS2698 Middle east politics
  • ATS3335 International political economy
  • ATS3399 The politics of identity
  • ATS3690 Reflections on humanity: Truth, freedom and power
  • ATS3697 Gender and international relations
  • ATS3935 Professional practice
  • ATS3974Not offered in 2019 European integration and security

International study tours

  • ATS1229/ATS2229 Intensive introductory Italian 1 (in country)
  • ATS1230/ATS2230 Intensive introductory Italian 2 (in country)
  • ATS2170Not offered in 2019/ATS3170Not offered in 2019 Arts international experience
  • ATS2275/ATS3275 The European Union from consensus to crisis
  • ATS2276Not offered in 2019/ATS3276Not offered in 2019 Modern Italian political thought
  • ATS2295/ATS3295 Screening contemporary Europe
  • ATS2465/ATS3465 Human rights in the criminal justice sphere
  • ATS2619Not offered in 2019/ATS3319Not offered in 2019 Cultural diversity in contemporary Europe
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3248 Field methods in anthropology and international development
  • ATS3266 Washington and the world: Washington D.C. study tour
  • ATS3795Not offered in 2019 Global correspondent

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Global Studies component in the following double degrees:

  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies