University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Development Studies

University of Newcastle
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From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
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Why study this course

This Bachelor of Development Studies deals with core aspects of development and includes courses in economics, environmental studies, geography and sociology as well as Aboriginal studies and politics. Students study real-world issues such as globalisation, environmental change, sustainable development and social justice.

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Research Assistant, Project Coordinator, and Community Development Officer.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of a Bachelor degree; OR
  • Completion of a foundation studies or pathway program

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Newcastle

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of Newcastle can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Development Studies
University of Newcastle
(1 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Development StudiesUniversity of Newcastle
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
This course is fantastic for anyone considering a career in development, whether in humanities or environment. There are even more options for courses & double degrees (like law) available at the uni now than when I began studying, as well as options for internships & overseas study. I would definitely recommend this course, especially if you enjoy human geography.
The student would recommend this course to a friend, colleague or relative
It is too soon to tell if this course had a positive impact on the student’s career, or they did not study for career reasons
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Bachelor of Development Studies

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Bachelor of Development Studies

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