Study a Bachelor of Development Studies at the University of Newcastle and learn about the critical issues and possibilities associated with global development

Bachelor of Development Studies

Why study with us?

Development Studies at the University of Newcastle

"What drove me to Development Studies was that it was an opportunity to go out and make a difference and help people who are less fortunate" - Lisa

Issues involving development, poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability are some of the most important in the world today.

The Bachelor of Development Studies offered at the University of Newcastle deals with these key issues in a current and global context. When you study a degree in development studies, you can go on to make a positive difference in the world.

Offered through the Faculty of Science, the development studies degree is very interdisciplinary, which means the courses you study are from a wide range of areas including Aboriginal studies, economics, geography, politics sociology and environmental studies. This will provide you with a broad range of experience in different fields.

Our development studies degree is taught by award winning teachers who are actively involved in research and incorporate the latest discoveries into their teaching. They are passionate about the degree, committed to the issues and dedicated to giving you the necessary skills and knowledge needed to address the contemporary challenges of development.

What you will study