• 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 significant research question relating to development studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of theory and methodology as appropriate to development studies, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research 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


Requirements

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)

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory Extended 12
ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures 12
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods 12
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar 12
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar 12

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1 6
POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2 6

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

Code Title Units
THES4103 Thesis 6-24
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