Sustainability and development

International DevelopmentWhy study Sustainability and development?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, honours in sustainability and development gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification. Complete the honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Development NGOs (non-government organisations), project officer, journalism, implementation and evaluation of development programs within government organisations.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two fourth year subjects from different disciplines, determined in negotiation with the lecturers in charge and the International Development Course Advisor.

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of International Development or Sociology subjects with a 75% average or better.    

How to apply

You can apply to start mid-year. Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two fourth year subjects from different disciplines, determined in negotiation with the lecturers in charge and the International Development Course Advisor.

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of International Development or Sociology subjects with a 75% average or better.    

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Sustainability and development.