The Bachelor of Development Studies will prepare you for a variety of careers related to the development of third world countries. These careers may be focused primarily on economic, social or political development and based in Australian institutions or abroad.
ANU is a leader in the field of development studies through the academic and professional experience of the development studies teaching staff and their relationships with Australian and international aid and development organisations. You will have the opportunity to study a particular geographical area – Central Asia and the Middle East, China, Oceania, or South or Southeast Asia. Once you have selected your area of specialisation, you can undertake a major or minor elective in a relevant language. As part of this degree, you may be eligible to undertake an internship for a semester of your studies.
Students can undertake an honours year. There are also many opportunities for postgraduate study including coursework and research.
Graduates may find work in non-government organisations, government departments, aid agencies, international bodies, policy, multi-national companies and many other fields.