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Diploma in Arts (Development Studies)

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022


Manawatū Campus


Development Studies is concerned with the understanding and analysis of processes which are transforming people's lives throughout the world. Development Studies seeks to understand differences, examine key development issues and ideas, and introduce skills to help solve development problems.

In Development Studies you study a number of different subjects, enabling you to grasp the complexities involved in understanding the differences countries face in solving development problems.

A specialisation (endorsement) is optional, requiring at least 60 credits from the endorsement, including not more than 30 credits at 100-level.

Ensure across your courses you also have:

  • Not more than 75 credits at 100 level
  • At least 45 credits at 200 level or above
  • Not more than 15 credits above 100-level from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma
  • Not more than a total of 30 credits from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma.

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