Development studies with Honours at the University of Newcastle examines globalisation, sustainable development and cultural diversity.

Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours)

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Development studies with Honours at the University of Newcastle

Developmental StudiesWith increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a research degree.

Offered through the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, the Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) examines international development and globalisation processes from a variety of approaches, with a focus on urban and regional impacts, sustainable development and cultural diversity.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Development Studies can complete the Honours program in one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time).

The Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) degree consists of advanced theory, higher level learning and research and is considered to be a pathway into research degree study. Throughout the year, you work closely with an academic supervisor to undertake a major research project in your area of interest.

Honours is designed to produce graduates who can think critically about development issues and undertake a range of research and analysis operations appropriate to the field of international development. Graduates may work in policy formulation, implementation, field investigations and administration of development matters. Potential employers include government departments, aid agencies, non-government organisations and a growing number of international corporations.  

For more detailed program information about the Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) degree, please refer to the handbook.


Apply for Honours

You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Development Studies or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Dr Kathy Mee in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology on +61 2 4921 6451 for further information.

To apply for entry into this Honours program you need to download and complete two forms:

  • Direct Admissions Application form; and
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSCIT) End on Honours Application form.

These are available in the 'Enrolment and course information' tab via this link, or by clicking the Apply Now button. Once completed, submit the forms to a student hub (Shortland or Ourimbah).

Find out more about Honours scholarships.

Handbook