Global studies

Step out of the classroom and onto to the world stage. When you study in the field of global studies, you’ll learn to see complex international issues, relations and a changing society through the lens of an informed global perspective. If you want to make a difference in a world of differences, a career in global studies or international development could be for you.

Make a world of difference in a world of differences

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. Our degrees provide opportunities to study overseas and participate in our local and international community engagement programs. If you choose one of our international development or global studies degrees, you’ll get access to a range of unique overseas experiences, such as a study semester abroad, an internship with an international organisation, or experience with a humanitarian program in a developing country.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Erina Macdonald
Global studies student
“The immersion experience program is life changing. You learn so much and it opens your eyes to global events, issues and cultures. I want to be able to make a difference in this world. What I’ve enjoyed the most about my course is learning about the world from an entirely new perspective.”
Dr Michelle Haron
Project Coordinator, International Development Studies Immersion Experience Program/Global Studies Internships

Dr Michelle Haron is project coordinator of two international student programs in the Faculty of Education and Arts: the International Development Studies Immersion Experience Program and the Global Studies Internship Program. She also lectures in geography, specifically the field of physical geography.

Dr Haron was awarded her PhD in 2012 from the University of Sydney. Her thesis investigated the patterns and processes associated with dryland salinity in central west NSW. She has also previously worked for the NSW state government and consulted as an environmental scientist.