The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
83.63 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 11368
CRICOS code: 031290F

You will study real-world issues such as globalisation, environmental change, sustainable development and social justice. Our interdisciplinary approach means that in addition to your major you are exposed to a wide range of areas including:

  • Aboriginal studies
  • economics
  • geography
  • politics
  • sociology
  • environmental studies


You will have the opportunity to focus your studies and choose from one of four majors:

  • Cultures and Citizenship – this will prepare you for fields related to Indigenous affairs, immigration and citizenship or community development.
  • Environmental Sustainability – this will prepare you with skills to evaluate the impact of development on the environment and the community.
  • Globalisation and Economic Development – you could go on to work in fields related to economic policy and analysis.
  • Urban and Regional Development – this will open up employment opportunities in the fields of planning, regional or community development.

Majors allow you to gain detailed skills and a strong understanding of key principles in your chosen speciality.

Advanced study options

If you want to get an employment edge and open yourself up to higher salaries and positions, you could consider an additional year of study and complete your Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) degree. Students use the program as a spring board to secure innovative and exciting roles.

The Honours program examines international development and globalisation processes from a variety of approaches, with a focus on urban and regional impacts, sustainable development and cultural diversity and will help refine your practical research skills. Over the year you will be complete a research project focusing on a specific topic or problem.

The benefits of completing your Honours degree include:

  • you will develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in your research area
  • you will set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market
  • we have extensive facilities and generous scholarships are offered to Honours students
  • you will make a significant and original contribution to your chosen field
  • you set the foundation for further postgraduate research such as a Research Higher Degree or Masters by coursework.

Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) program handbook