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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Development Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

Programme overview

After graduating with a BA, you can complete a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, it can be a pathway to a further year of study in a Master of Arts programme.

The BA(Hons) is an opportunity to extend your understanding of an academic area that you already find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful. There's also the option of pursuing a subject that's different from your undergraduate major so long as you have the required background.

During your honours year, you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars. It's a great opportunity to hone skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.

Development Studies

Development Studies examines the transformation of communities and societies around the world while critically engaging with concepts and outcomes of international development from various perspectives.

Development Studies seeks to understand how societies, regions and communities change and critically examines the policies and practices of governments, NGOs, international donors and other development agents to facilitate social transformation and improve the quality of life in so-called ‘developing’ countries.

Our programme brings together students from diverse academic, professional and cultural backgrounds. Our high-quality academic training will give you a strong foundation to take on some of the most pressing issues facing humanity, such as hunger, poverty, social injustice and rising inequality.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by taking your transferable skills and specialist knowledge to the next level. You will develop insights and solutions, sharpen your analysis of complex information, and formulate robust arguments. The enduring experience of honours-level study can steer you in many different directions as you prepare for the future world of work.

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Further study options

Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
MTESOL

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