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 College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Elective topics are also available from related disciplines including demography, environment, geography, international relations, public policy, political studies, public health, and area studies.