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Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.
You can take the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right after a Bachelor of Arts or as a pathway to a one-year Master of Arts
Postgraduate study is a unique opportunity to deepen your study of an academic area that you find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful.
As well as deepening your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars, you can hone advanced skills that will be an advantage in any career.
Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.
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.
Where can Development Studies take you?
Many of our graduates choose a career in an international organisation such as the United Nations Development Programme or a human rights NGO, or in corporate social responsibility.
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 sharpening your transferable skills and specialist knowledge. You can take the abilities you have honed through your study into many different roles. Our graduates combine their specialist knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.
Jobs related to this programme
Further study options
Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
Taught 120 points
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.
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