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The award

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
February, July

International course fees
AUD 27530 per year

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About Bachelor of Development Studies at University of Newcastle, Australia

Issues involving development, poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability are some of the most important in the world today.

UON's Bachelor of Development Studies deals with these key issues in a current and global context. When you study a degree in development studies, you can go on to make a positive difference in the world.

Why study with us?

  • One-of-a-kind degree: The only development studies degree in Australia to include economics and Aboriginal studies as core courses.
  • World top 100: UON is ranked in the world's top 100 for sociology, as well as in the top 150 for geography (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
  • Grow your international networks: You can enhance your knowledge of the world through our overseas placement opportunities.

What will you study?

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


Skills, abilities and knowledge learnt in the Bachelor of Development Studies are highly sought after by a broad range of employers, including international aid organisations, consulting firms and local, state and federal government departments.

Career opportunities can include:

  • international development
  • urban and regional planning
  • social policy
  • tourism
  • community development
  • environmental management
  • consultancy and management
  • advocacy and policy development work
  • research

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Entry 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.

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