Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

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 Laws (Honours) program provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future, while studying the complementary skills in Law. The Bachelor of Development Studies comprises 4 interdisciplinary majors, Cultures and Citizenship, Environmental Sustainability, Globalisation and Economic Development and Urban and Regional Development. These majors are comprised mostly of courses from the disciplines of Aboriginal Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Politics and Sociology and Anthropology (as is reflected in the core and program directed in Development Studies). Students in the combined program would be able to add to this a study of Law, commencing in Year 1, and becoming the focus of study in years 4 and 5.

Structure

Students in the combined program will need to complete the following courses: 190 units of core LAWS courses 50 units of directed LAWS courses, 70 units of core Development Studies courses 10 units at 2000 level of Development Studies directed courses. 80 unit Development Studies major

Subjects

  • Environmental Sustainability Globalisation and Economic Development Urban and Regional Development Culture and Citizenship

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or approved TAFE studies, or another preparatory program, such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug
  • Selection via ATAR or equivalent

Study pathways

Credit may be available to students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Honours is available as an extra year for meritorious students. Postgraduate coursework and research degrees are also possible.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $148,125 No No information available

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