Our international development courses provide conceptual frameworks
and skills to understand and tackle complex challenges affecting the
well-being of people and societies worldwide. The courses offer a
diverse set of knowledge to understand the factors that lead to issues
such as extreme poverty, gender inequality, reduced health,
environmental vulnerability and fragile governance. You will have
opportunities to develop critical thinking, policy analysis, data
evaluation and research skills and gain a unique skill-set through team
projects, interactive learning, practicums and online collaboration.
Students 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
Core areas of study include:
- development theories
- sustainable development and the environment
- development policies
- 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
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Elective topics are
also available from related disciplines including environment,
geography, international relations, public policy, political studies,
population studies, public health, and regional area studies.