This exciting double degree course is for students who aspire to be leaders in social change and wishing to fulfil the academic requirements for admission to practice as a lawyer in Australia. Combining the study of challenges confronting global communities, such as peace and conflict; the rich-poor gap; and crime and justice with studies in Law you will gain the skills to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change.
This course leads to two separate degrees:
You will gain the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field, separately, or to combine the two in your chosen work. You will acquire a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. The elective component gives you flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist units. The opportunity exists to participate in international learning experiences, through on-campus curricula and through off-campus international exchange and study abroad experiences, internships locally and internationally and a clinical legal education program to undertake work-based learning.
With three global studies specialisations (International studies, International relations or Global cultural literacies - including a language) you have the opportunity to develop your capabilities and apply them in practical and professional real life contexts. You will gain a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces through focused studies, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives and an overseas study component.
A key component of the Bachelor of Global Studies is the required period of study overseas that can be completed intensively, at a Monash international campus, or at a prestigious partner university. This combination enables you to not only think globally, but to also study in an international environment.
As a graduate of this double degree, you will be prepared for diverse careers in and beyond the law, including work in politics and government; the environmental sector; international development; foreign affairs; international relations; trade; defence; immigration; and the non-government sector. The course also prepares you for a pathway to master's and doctoral qualifications.