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International entry requirement

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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UAC code

482560
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • First intake in 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40095
CRICOS code: 095143K

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Development Studies, and Bachelor of Social Science

Program handbook

Description

The need for environmentally sustainable and equitable development is one of the most serious issues facing the contemporary world. Development Studies provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Social science provides you with the opportunity to analyse, challenge and gain an insight into theories about life cycle, gender, class, race, work, social justice and social organisation. Social science theories are the result of systematic thinking, observations and reflection, and contribute to political and moral debate in society, rather than dictate precise answers to complex social problems.

The combined program offers students an interdisciplinary understanding of uneven development in the Bachelor of Development Studies with a grounding in social science theory and practice from the Bachelor of Social Science.  Students will be able to pursue 4 interdisciplinary majors in the Bachelor of Development Studies (Cultures and Citizenship, Environmental Sustainability, Globalisation and Economic Development and Urban and Regional Development) with complementary social majors of Community Welfare and Human Services; Criminology; History; HRM and Industrial Relations; Leisure and Tourism; Linguistics; and Psychology.


Details

Information correct as at22nd Sep 2017 7:45pm
Program code40095
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

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Recommended studiesHSC English (Advanced) or equivalent. For Psychology: HSC Mathematics or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095143K

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here.  Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

 

 

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

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

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

Program requirements

The combined Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Social Science requires completion of the following:

In addition, students may not complete more than 120 units at 1000 level, and no more than 100 units at 2000 level, overall.

Due to overlap in program content, students in the combined degree are NOT permitted to take the following Bachelor of Social Science majors:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Where courses are listed in more than one major, they may count only towards one of the student's chosen majors.  Students cannot count a course towards two majors.

Students who wish to exit the combined degree and qualify for one award only will need to ensure that they meet the requirements of the single degree by checking the appropriate single degree handbook.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


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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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

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
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS1100Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCS2100Organisational Management and Social Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2200Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2300Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS3200Applied Social Research Proj
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Dev Studies 1000 level Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ECON1001Microeconomics for Business Decisions
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA1020Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units

Dev Studies 2000 level Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI2140The Politics of Globalisation
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI2170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Honours

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

For more information about the Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) please follow the link http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-development-studies-honours/why-study-with-us

For more information about the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) please follow the link http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-social-science-honours/why-study-with-us


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.

The Psychology major is for students with a general interest in Psychology, and for those who see Psychology as complimentary to their studies in Social Science.  It is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


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