Bachelor of International Development

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of International Development introduces students to key issues and problems affecting the states, societies and cultures of the developing world. Its practical and work-based focus encourages students to explore how bi-lateral organisations, multi-lateral agencies, and Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) intervene in these problems and issues, through development policies and programmes. Reflecting the wider field of international development, the degree is multi-disciplinary, and draws on a wide range of disciplines and subjects to introduce students to such key development issues as: poverty, governance, debt reduction, community participation, inequality, human rights, HIV/AIDS, conflict, ecology, the environment, health and gender. Students have the opportunity to broaden their interests by pursuing a relevant minor within their degree. The degree offers a range of in-country practice-focused experiences with study abroad options in the developing world, through the Faculty of Arts, or with external partners such as the Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), and Scope Global in Vietnam, Indonesia, Africa and Asia.

Course Fee:

International: $100,500

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent)


The program consists of compulsory courses in International Development, and electives with a development focus from disciplines such as Anthropology, Geography Environment and Population, Economics, Politics and International Studies, Asian Studies, History and Gender Studies. Students are encouraged to study a language as their minor, in particular Indonesian, French or Spanish. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Arts or another faculty.

Subjects you can Study:

International Development

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 62.65 No Full time 3 years
North Terrace 62.65 No Part time

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