University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies

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 Global Indigenous Studies provides opportunities to study the Indigenous identity, culture and knowledges, as well as the causes and consequences of unequal development, and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future. Drawing upon the expertise of the Faculty of Science and The Wollotuka Institute (widely regarded as a national leader in Indigenous education), the Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies offers students an interdisciplinary understanding of uneven development, decolonisation, identity cultures, and representation, that will enable students to be active global citizens ready to create innovative solutions to pressing issues in local, regional, national and international contexts.


320 units comprising of:120 units of Compulsory Courses40 units of Development Studies Directed Courses80 unit Development Studies Major80 unit Global Indigenous Studies Major


  • Cultures and Citizenship
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Globalisation and Economic Development
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • Governance, Politics and International Relations
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Services
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $140,880
  • ATAR: 75.00
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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