Undergraduate

Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 482570 CSP 4F/EqP 3 Aug 2020
22 Feb 2021

About

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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 Global Indigenous Studies provides opportunities to study the Indigenous identity, culture and knowledge, as well as the causes and consequences of uneven development, and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future. You will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of uneven development, decolonisation, identity cultures and representation to enable you to be an active global citizen ready to create innovative solutions to pressing issues in local, regional, national and international contexts.

Areas of study: Cultures and citizenship, entrepreneurship and innovation, environmental sustainability, global Indigenous studies, globalisation and economic development, human resource management, human services, policy and political economy, social justice, sustainable development, urban and regional development.

Career opportunities: A Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies will prepare you for employment in fields related to Indigenous affairs, immigration and citizenship, planning, policy, human services or community development.

Practical experience: You can elect to undertake practical experience in Australia and overseas to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in this program and apply knowledge and skills in an external and international context.

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part time equivalent) to meritorious students.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Recommended studies: English Advanced.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

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Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search regularly.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the University of Newcastle website.

Honours 
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
482570 new new new new new new

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank