Credit points


Minor available at

  • Melbourne

Additional information

Studying International Development Studies as a minor at ACU helps prepare students for domestic and international careers in a diverse range of government and non-government organisations tasked with supporting and alleviating poverty in the developing world. International development studies focus on contemporary understandings of the causes and consequences of poverty, conflict, refugees and migration, and develop 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 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A)

b. at least 20 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B)

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

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

Minimum 10cp and maximum 20cp at 100-level 

Complete at least 20 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

No more than 30cp at 200- and/or 300- level.

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