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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 2024 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. 30 cp from 200-level units (Part B)

c. 30 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.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • DVST100Introduction to International Development Studies10 CP
  • DVST101Humanitarian Work and Aid10 CP

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • DVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10 CP
  • DVST204Project Management for Development10 CP
  • GEOG219Geography Research and Project Management10 CP
  • DVST205Peace and Conflict10 CP
  • POLS213Security, Terrorism and Human Rights10 CP

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • DVST303Development Advocacy10 CP
  • HUMA331Big Ideas: Social Enterprise and Innovation10 CP
  • GLST305Global Studies Research Project10 CP
  • HUMA330Community Engagement: Placement10 CP

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