The Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) degree examines globalisation processes from a variety of approaches, with a focus on urban and regional impacts, sustainable development and cultural diversity. It is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program designed to allow students to develop their interests and expertise. The program consists of advanced theory, higher level learning and research and is considered to be a pathway into Research Higher degree study.
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- High-level theoretical and applied knowledge in development studies within an interdisciplinary base
- Capacity for high-quality, original and independent research on issues of: international development; globalisation; sustainability; urban and regional change; and social citizenship
- Capacity for high-level analysis and management of processes of social change and transformation
- Ability to apply knowledge in a variety of environmental, regional and cultural contexts
- Cognisance of and empathy with the benefits of cultural diversity and environmental sustainability
- Advanced written, oral and/or other communication skills