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CourseCampusType of
UAC codePattern of
Course start dateMajor offer round
B Development Studies1 Newcastle – Callaghan CSP 482550 3F/EqP 74.90 23 Feb 2015
27 Jul 2015
21 Jan 2015
24 Jun 2015

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Major studies: Cultures and citizenship, environmental sustainability, globalisation and economic development, urban and regional development.

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

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to meritorious students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and may provide 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 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 provide students with understanding and necessary skills to tackle the contemporary challenges of development; challenges that are simultaneously social, political, cultural and environmental in nature.

1. The academic content of this program is currently under review.

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