Bachelor of Social Science (Peace and Development Studies) Program By Western Sydney University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Social Science (Peace and Development Studies)

Bachelor of Social Science (Peace and Development Studies)

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • QS Stars
    5
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 72 months
The Peace and Development Studies major is concerned with methods for promoting peace, human rights and sustainability. It involves a critical analysis of inequalities of power and opportunity that lead to international and local conflict, social dislocation and environmental degradation. Students will examine the structural causes of racist and gendered violence, environmental crises, forced migration, poverty, resource conflict, and inter-generational inequity. The inter-related network of solutions includes empowerment and self-determination, sustainable living, constructive development, peacemaking and peace building. These require understanding of the theories and method for identifying, measuring and resolving conflict and environmental degradation. The assumptions and failings of traditional development practice are critically assessed. Students will engage social theory within an interdisciplinary and applied framework, at local, national and international levels.