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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40130
CRICOS code: 095146G

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Development Studies, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined

Program handbook

Description

The need for environmentally sustainable and equitable development is one of the most serious issues facing the contemporary world. The Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future, while studying the complementary skills in Law. The Bachelor of Development Studies comprises 4 interdisciplinary majors, Cultures and Citizenship, Environmental Sustainability, Globalisation and Economic Development and Urban and Regional Development. These majors are comprised mostly of courses from the disciplines of Aboriginal Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Politics and Sociology and Anthropology (as is reflected in the core and program directed in Development Studies). Students in the combined program would be able to add to this a study of Law, commencing in Year 1, and becoming the focus of study in years 4 and 5.  


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Information correct as at25th Sep 2017 6:01pm
Program code40130
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
  5. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095146G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

1.1.5 A University approved special admission bonus points scheme:

         i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and

        ii. Regional and Rural Bonus Points Scheme.

1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

        i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;

       ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;

      iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and

      iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

Students in the combined program will need to complete the following courses:

  • 190 units of core LAWS courses - Students in the combined degree will be required to take directed courses LAWS5010 and LAWS5014 as core
  • 50 units of directed LAWS courses,
  • 70 units of core Development Studies courses
  • 10 units at 2000 level of Development Studies directed courses. 30 units of Development Studies directed courses can be substituted for LAWS study by making B Laws (Honours) directed courses LAWS5010 Environmental Law and LAWS5014 International Human Rights Law core for the combined degree
  • 80 unit Development Studies major (with max. 10 units at 1000 level & min. 40 units at 3000 level).

Students within the combined degree will be be exempt from the following:

  • 30 units of Development Studies directed courses. This is in recognition of the complementary courses to be part of the Bachelor of Development Studies/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) that will be core in the combined program.
  • 50 units of electives (B Dev Stud).

For further information please see the Bachelor of Development Studies handbook entry at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-development-studies/handbook

and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) handbook entry at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-laws-honours/handbook

 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Courses

Students must complete all the core courses. For directed courses and majors information please see the appropriate Program Handbook.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON1002Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001ALegal System and Method - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001BLegal Systems and Method - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law and Procedure - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4004Evidence
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4005Company Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4011Property
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5010Environmental Law
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights Law
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program. All students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Students who excel in their studies will have access to graded Honours, which will be calculated according to the University's policy. The policy is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000990.html . See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.  

An Honours year is available to Bachelor of Development Studies students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.

For more information about Honours please follow the link below:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-development-studies-honours/handbook

 


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online