Bachelor of Development Studies

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Development Studies will:

1. Be committed to knowledge creation, ethical practice and critical perspectives about development and underdevelopment.

2. Possess a substantial and broad knowledge of development issues including: urban and regional; globalisation; economic; environmental sustainability; and cultural diversity.

3. Demonstrate a capacity for logical, critical and creative analysis.

4. Have high-level communication skills and/or the ability to engage in constructive public and professional discourse in community, cross-cultural and policy contexts.

5. Be able to perform autonomously, collaboratively and/or productively with advanced skills in collecting, interpreting, organising, analysing and presenting information.

6. Have the capacity to be engaged, responsible, sensitive and effective world citizens.

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Careers by major

The following list provides some example jobs titles that might be suitable for graduates of the Cultures and Citizenship major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Cultures and Citizenship.

Graduates majoring in Sustainable Resource Management can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates majoring in Environmental Sustainability.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Environmental Sustainability.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Development Studies majoring in Globalisation and Economic Development. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Generalist Options

Graduates are also able to use the transferable skills gained in their studies to work outside the globalisation and economic development industries. In some instances, further study and/or work experience may be required.


As well as the jobs listed above, there are many positions outside the general field of Globalisation and Economic Development that graduates may pursue using the transferable skills gained in their studies. The list of job titles below shows examples of the type of jobs / careers graduates can diversify into; that might not necessarily be directly related to their degree.

Graduates majoring in Urban and Regional Development can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates majoring in Urban and Regional Development.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Urban and Regional Development.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Practical experience Achievers