• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Development Studies
  • Specialisation code DEST-HSPC

The Development Studies Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of development studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. pose a significantresearch question relating to development studies;
  2. investigate thisquestion creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, includingthrough sophisticated use of theory and methodology as appropriateto development studies, and place these investigations in the context of therelevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate theirresearch and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

  • a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Development Studies

Latin American Studies

  • with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Cognate Disciplines

Development Studies, Latin American Studies


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of the following course(s):

THES4103 - Thesis (24 units)

12 - 24 units from the completion of the following:

SOCY4010 - Sociology Honours Methods Seminar (12 units)

SOCY4009 - Sociology Honours Theory Seminar (12 units)

ANTH4011 - History of Anthropological Theory Extended (12 units)

ANTH4012 - Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures (12 units)

POLS4011 - Research Training: Scope and Methods (12 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

POLS4010 - Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2 (6 units)

POLS4009 - Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1 (6 units)

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