Do you enjoy contemplating the big questions of our time, such as balancing economic growth with environmental protection or global connection with national identity? With skills in global engagement, you could turn your passion into a career that makes a lasting difference.
In this course you’ll gain a foundational understanding of how power, culture, history, identity and sustainability intersect with societies across Asia, Africa and beyond. You’ll explore current global issues such as migrant and refugee flows, popular culture and its global reach, and regional tensions and opportunities, helping you engage with different cultural perspectives.
Our problem-based learning approach will enrich your interpersonal and decision-making skills. You’ll explore real-world issues, such as media representations of difference, regional governments’ use of soft power, sustainable solutions to the climate crisis, and the causes of international tensions and possibilities for cooperation. You’ll apply your skills to create considered policy recommendations to improve the lives of others.
Whether you're seeking to advance your current career or embark on a new path, this course offers a rewarding and highly sought-after skillset.
Advance your career
Add a global perspective to your skillset and boost your employability by pairing this course with any bachelor or master degree.
If you’re looking to start a new career in an area such as international relations, international health, global business or human rights, this course would be a great first step. It could provide the cornerstone for a new career or lead to further postgraduate studies, such as our:
- Master of Human Rights
- Master of Global Engagement
- Master of International Relations and National Security.
What jobs can the Global Engagement lead to?
- Foreign or multicultural policy advisor
- Diversity and inclusion consultant
- Community engagement officer
- Humanitarian and advocacy officer
- International business advisor
- Social justice and sustainability advocate
- Government and public policy
- Non-profit and humanitarian organisations
- International business and trade
- Diplomacy and foreign service
- Environment and sustainability
What you'll learn
- The competent application of inter-disciplinary knowledge, principles and concepts from across political science, sociology, history, human geography and area studies to understanding global and regional engagement and intersections
- The ability to think critically and creatively about the opportunities and challenges presented by contemporary global engagement and possible, equitable, and sustainable futures, by identifying local-regional-global interdependencies
- Effective communication of oral and written arguments to different audiences pertaining to the dynamics, nuances, and epistemologies of contemporary global engagement through a variety of different worldviews, interpersonal, and intercultural skills, and ways of negotiating possible paths forward
- An advanced capacity to understand and navigate global engagement in responsible ways, acknowledging one’s own values, cultural beliefs, practices, power relations, and worldviews and how these link to engagement with regional and global matters
- Respect for cultural difference, including Indigenous values and knowledges and those of societies in the wider region, drawing upon theory that deals critically with exploitation and underpins engagement with multiple others
- Knowledge and skills for successfully engaging global issues and regional dynamics across a range of professions and industries