Why study development studies (Honours) at UoN?
With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.
The Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) examines international development and globalisation processes from a variety of approaches, with a focus on urban and regional impacts, sustainable development and cultural diversity.
It is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree designed to allow you to develop your interests and expertise. The degree consists of advanced theory, higher level learning and research and is considered to be a pathway into research higher degree (RHD) study. Throughout the year, you work closely with an academic supervisor to undertake a major research project in your area of interest.
Honours is designed to produce graduates who can think critically about development issues and undertake a range of research and analysis operations appropriate to the field of international development. Graduates may work in policy formulation, implementation, field investigations and administration of development matters. Potential employers include government departments, aid agencies, non-government organisations and a growing number of international corporations.