UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Development Studies

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480230  3F/EqP 72.30 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Major studies: Poverty and internationalisation, cultures and citizenship, environmental sustainability, globalisation and economic development, urban and regional development.

Practical experience: You have the opportunity to undertake placement with an outside host organisation in your final year. There are also opportunities to undertake fieldwork throughout the degree.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Career opportunities: Examples include international development; urban and regional planning; social and cultural planning; social policy; tourism; community development; local, state and Commonwealth government; environmental management; consultancy; management; advocacy; policy development and research.

Additional information: This degree is the first specifically designated development studies degree program in Australia. It offers a unique combination of geography, environmental studies, sociology, politics, economics and Aboriginal studies. The program addresses the diverse and unequal impacts of global development on places, people and environment, nationally and internationally, and explores the potential and limitations of policy solutions. Our academics are leaders in their related disciplines who will provide you with understanding and necessary skills to tackle the contemporary challenges of development; challenges that are simultaneously social, political, cultural and environmental in nature.

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