Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Communication

University of Newcastle

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

Development, poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability are some of the most important issues in the world today. The combined Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Communication degrees will let you develop the capabilities needed to construct and present clear and effective narratives and arguments across written, visual, oral and multimedia forms, allowing you to speak up and record the stories of those who need to be heard. Through the program you will focus on key global issues in local, national or international contexts, while also pushing your creative boundaries, and gaining practical skills with access to the latest media technologies including our multi-camera television studio and radio and sound recording studios.


320 units comprising of: 150 units of Compulsory Courses 80 unit Development Studies Major 80 unit Communications Major 10 unit Development Studies Directed Course


  • Cultures and Citizenship
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Globalisation and Economic Development
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Journalism
  • Media Production
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • News and Digital Media Major
  • Media Production Major
  • Experience Creation Major
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communications Major

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $134,580
  • ATAR: 85
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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