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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Development Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

The need for environmentally sustainable and equitable development is one of the most serious issues facing the contemporary world. The Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program provides opportunities to study the causes and consequences of unequal development and assess policy options for a more equitable and sustainable future, while studying the complementary skills in Law. The Bachelor of Development Studies comprises 4 interdisciplinary majors, Cultures and Citizenship, Environmental Sustainability, Globalisation and Economic Development and Urban and Regional Development. These majors are comprised mostly of courses from the disciplines of Aboriginal Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Politics and Sociology and Anthropology (as is reflected in the core and program directed in Development Studies). Students in the combined program would be able to add to this a study of Law, commencing in Year 1, and becoming the focus of study in years 4 and 5.  

Campus Information

Newcastle City campus

The University of Newcastle plays an important part in the renewed sense of vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our Newcastle City campus is very much at the centre of the city's burgeoning arts scene. NUspace is a $95 million landmark education building developed in 2017 by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD. NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission requirements
There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

1.1.5 A University approved special admission adjustment scheme:

         i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and

        ii. Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme.

1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

        i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;

       ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;

      iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and

      iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools..

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