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Global Indigenous Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #207 (QS) , | Online
This Global Indigenous Studies degree from University of Newcastle is designed to deliver culturally secure and innovative social advocates and is open to all students.


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. 

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.

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.

Career opportunities

A Global Indigenous Studies degree from University of Newcastle 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Welcome to Critical Indigenous Studies
  • Aboriginal Professional Experience
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 098484J

Admission to the 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27105 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27105 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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