Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K

The only degree of its kind in Australia, the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies covers all aspects of disaster management, humanitarian assistance, and development practice. It equips you with the required skills, knowledge, and practical experience (i.e. humanitarian crisis simulation plus international placement) to be ready to work with national and international government and non-government organisations implementing short- and long-term life-saving programs. The degree is theory-driven but also provides a comprehensive field experience package to enhance your learning, research skills, real world experience, and career readiness.


240 credit points. All students must enrol in and complete the 70 credit points of Bachelor of Social Science Core Units, a 100 credit point major and 70 credit points of electives.


  • Humanitarian preparedness and response and human rights
  • Protection and development

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta International: $86,784 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Penrith International: $86,784 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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