The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
68.75 (Median SR)
68.75 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021
  • Semester 1 - 22 Feb 2021

AUD28,450 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Program code: 40122
CRICOS code: 098484J

Study Global Indigenous studies

Do you want to work effectively with local and global communities using Indigenous knowledge systems to respond to ecological, social and economic challenges? The Wollotuka Institute within the University of Newcastle is committed to the advancement of Indigenous education at a local, national and international level.

You could find yourself in a range of vocations that require social innovation and digital excellence, utilising critical Indigenous knowledge to address pressing global issues. This degree is designed to deliver culturally secure and innovative social advocates and is open to all students.

Why study with us?

  • Indigenous studies is one of the highest priorities at UON. Supported by our world-renowned Wollotuka Institute, students studying this degree can access a number of support services and resources to help ensure success.
  • Graduate with in-demand skills: students graduate with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous culture, history and political life in Australia and globally, and the ability to challenge and develop policy affecting social justice in the workforce and community.
  • Broad career options: graduates typically find employment in Aboriginal affairs, within Aboriginal agencies and with a range of businesses and industries targeting Aboriginal communities and clients.
  • Open for all: this degree is available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Indigenous students outside the Wollotuka Institute

What you will study

The Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies 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.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career opportunities

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 Aboriginal culture, history and political life in Australia 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