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Australian National University, Australia, Canberra

Development Studies, B.A.

  • Development Studies, B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 36,720

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Want to make positive changes and help the Third World The ANU Bachelor of Development Studies is the right degree for you.

Career Opportunities

If you have studied computer sciences, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever growing role in all aspects of modern life, you re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include: financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies (IT-related, financial services and others), governmental agencies, universities and hospitals. However, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into roles within the computer industry. As always, it's extremely beneficial to have completed relevant work experience. You should also consider compiling a portfolio of your own independent projects outside of your degree, which could be in the form of programming, moderating online or even building an app. This will demonstrate to employers your interest in the subject and your problem-solving skills, creativity and initiative.

Course Overview

ANU is a leader in the field of Development Studies and has established relationships with Australian and international aid and development organisations.You will gain an inter-disciplinary understanding of theory and practice concerning the processes of development in the Third World, with special competence concerning one or two of four areas: Central Asia and the Middle East, China, Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, together with a solid background in one of the relevant social science disciplines. Employment Opportunities Graduates have opportunities to work in a broad range of sectors. Some of these include aid agencies, multi-national companies, non-government organisations, government departments and international bodies, such as the United Nations. I want to find another Bachelor Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Development Studies, graduates will be able to: identify the theory and principles of development analyse the practice of development through multilateral, bilateral, government and non-government agencies. recall critical development issues in particular regions of the South engage in one of the social science disciplines or a language other than English


Programme Structure Courses included Culture and Human Diversity: Introducing Anthropology Global Citizen: Culture, Development and Inequality Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change Asia and the Pacific in Motion Introduction to Environmental and Social Research Introduction to International Relations: Foundations and Concepts Introduction to International Relations: Contemporary Global Issues Self and Society Analysing the Social World: An Introduction to Social Psychology Culture and Development Development and Change Sociology of Third World Development Culture, Social Justice and Aboriginal Society Today Medicine, Healing and the Body Belonging, Identity and Nationalism Anthropology of Money: Introduction to Economic Anthropology Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood States and Citizens: Anthropological Perspectives



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications: An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

English Entry Requirement


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