Migration and Global Change, Minor (0314)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0314

Previous code: SM4009.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Migration and Global Change minor offers a transdisciplinary approach to understanding and working in careers related to migration, an issue touching on almost every facet of life in contemporary Australia. The minor provides theoretical grounding in the dynamics of migration that students apply in real-world problems provided by external partners. Multidisciplinary offerings from health science, law, business, social sciences, and the arts provide the foundations for a transdisciplinary core unit ‘capstone’ designed around an individual or team-based local or international (digital or physical) learning experience with university partners in Australia,  Asia or Africa. Students who graduate will have deep awareness of the value of migration, be able to manage and mitigate challenges which arise, and will gain new networks and experiences that make them job ready. 

This minor is a Challenge Minor, which is an innovative transdisciplinary minor co-created with students as partners. With a Challenge Minor, your learning reaches beyond your discipline, giving you the chance to amplify your learning in new directions. For more information, visit the Challenge Minor website.


As a transdisciplinary minor with subjects taken from five different school, students may be expected to travel to different campus’ based on the location of each subject.

Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Campbeltown Campus Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Online Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta Campus Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au
Liverpool Campus Internal B.Bennett@westernsydney.edu.au

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows. 

Subject Title Credit Points
Select three of the following:30
Global Structures, Local Cultures
Culture, Diversity and Health
Managing in the Global Environment
Immigration Law
Home and Away: Ethnicity and Migration in Australia
Migration and Social Change
The below core subject is to be undertaken after the student has completed 120cp of their program:
CULT 3023Global Citizenship and Engagement10
Total Credit Points40