Credit points


Major available at

  • Melbourne

Additional information

Students studying International Development Studies at ACU are prepared for careers, domestically and abroad, in a diverse range of government and non-government organisations tasked with supporting the alleviation of poverty in the developing world. International development studies focus on contemporary understandings of the causes and consequences of poverty, conflict, refugees and migration, and develops work-ready skills in project management, research and policy development.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 20 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. 40 cp from 200-level units (Part B);

c. 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C).

For Bachelor of Arts students; The International Development Studies major is available only to students who transfer into the Bachelor of Arts from the bachelor of international Development Studies and who have completed units to 300-level as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DVST100Introduction to International Development Studies10
DVST101Humanitarian Work and Aid10

Part B : 200-level Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10
DVST202Preparation for Community-Based Global Experience10
DVST204Project Management for Development10
DVST205Peace and Conflict10

Part C : 300-level Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DVST303Development Advocacy10
DVST306Working in Development10

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