International Development

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External and Online (N/A for the Master of International Development)

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in International Development
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC034
CRICOS code: 043147C

Course name: Graduate Diploma in International Development
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD024
CRICOS code: 028948F

Course name: Master of Arts (International Development)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months - 1.5 years (depending on prior academic experience)
SATAC code: 2CM027 (Basic level entry) | 2CM142 (Progressive level entry) | 2CM141 (Advanced level entry)
CRICOS code: 079415B

Course name: Master of International Development
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years 
SATAC code: 2CM140
CRICOS code: 079414C

 

Overview

Our International Development courses provide conceptual frameworks with which to understand the problems faced by the developing world, as well as possible solutions. 

The courses enable you to make sense of the myriad factors shaping development at the local, national and international level. You will gain skills in research, analysis, communication, cross-cultural understanding, teamwork and project design.

You will have the opportunity to put theory into practice within local and international internship experiences.

Our integrated program can be tailored to suit people seeking or consolidating careers in international development as well as practitioners wishing to put their experience in a broader academic context.

Core areas of study include:

  • Development theories
  • Sustainable development and the environment
  • Development policies
  • The politics of development
  • Gender and development
  • Research practice

This core international development program is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of international development experts in the School of History and International Relations. 

Elective topics are also available from related disciplines including  demography, environment, geography, international relations, public policy, political studies, public health, and area studies.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

For direct entry into the Master of Arts (International Development) applicants should hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a specialisation in anthropology, development studies, economics, international relations, geography, gender studies, economics, politics or sociology.

For direct entry into the Master of International Development applicants must hold a recognised bachelor degree, with a GPA of 5 or better, in a Social Sciences or Humanities related field from an approved tertiary institution.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in International Development Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $8,806
2017: $13,650
2018: $14,050
Graduate Diploma in International Development Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,613
2017: $27,300
2018: $28,100
Master of Arts (International Development)

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,634

2017: $27,300
2018: $28,100
Master of International Development

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,613
2017: $27,300

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.