Bachelor On Campus

Development Studies - Social Science

University of Newcastle

48 months
31895 AUD/year
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The combined Development Studies - Social Science program at the University of Newcastle offers students an interdisciplinary understanding of uneven development in the Bachelor of Development Studies with a grounding in social science theory and practice from the Bachelor of Social Science.


Key Features

The need for environmentally sustainable and equitable development is one of the most serious issues facing the contemporary world. The Development Studies - Social Science program at the University of Newcastle provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Social science provides you with the opportunity to analyse, challenge and gain an insight into theories about life cycle, gender, class, race, work, social justice and social organisation. Social science theories are the result of systematic thinking, observations and reflection, and contribute to political and moral debate in society, rather than dictate precise answers to complex social problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Macroeconomics in the Global Economy
  • Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Global Poverty and Development
  • Society and Culture
  • Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Geographies of Development
  • Organisational Management and Social Behaviour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 120 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


320 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 095143K

  • Academic transcript
  • Completion certificate
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Passport biometric page
  • For programs requiring work experience, a curriculum vitae (CV)/resume and/or letters of work experience are recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31895 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31895 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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