Forge a career in the international development space
This pioneering course explores the latest theories on sustainable development and cross-cultural practice, in relation to issues such as poverty, empowerment and gender. You will intricately hone your practice-led research skills and be prepared for a rewarding career solving some of the most challenging problems facing the world today.
Opportunities exist for graduates in a range of areas, including non-government organisations, the charity sector, public development agencies, multinational businesses, government agencies and academia. You can look forward to a successful career working with bodies like World Vision, Oxfam, the Australian Red Cross, Save the Children, TEAR Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, among many others.
Study a Master of International Development at UC and you will:
- acquire knowledge about development issues across the world, especially with under-privileged communities
- engage with contemporary development theory
- explore participatory approaches to planning, management, monitoring and the evaluation of development projects
- acquire knowledge and understanding of the politics of different aspects of development processes, practices and advocacy.
Work Integrated Learning
During the course you will have the opportunity to enrol in the Development Research Project unit which actively encourages students to explore a real-life development project in their thesis, and is often linked to their current employment. Master’s students have investigated actual global development projects in countries including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and more.
- International consultant
- Program director
- International aid worker
- Campaign director
- International project manager
- Head of fundraising
- International development worker
- Community development educator
- Gender adviser
- M&E (monitoring and evaluation) manager
- Program specialist
- Program analyst
- Program coordinator
- Social impact assessment consultant
- Project manager
If undertaking the Development Research Project unit, students must complete a Police Check.
Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
Applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree in a related/cognate field may be granted credit for 12 credit points of unspecified credit and admission into the 1.5 year (EFTSL) program.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
Typical Study Pattern
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Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Year 2
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Master of International Development (48 credit points)
Required - Must pass 36 credit points as follows
- 8762 - Rural Development and Agro-forestry PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8763 - Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8765 - Development Research Project PG - 9 cp, Level P
- 8766 - Gender and Development G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8767 - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8768 - Micro-credit and Risk Management in Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8769 - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8770 - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8771 - Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9429 - Development Research Methods PG - 3 cp, Level P
Open Electives - 12 credit points as follows
- Must pass 12 credit points at Graduate or Postgraduate Level from anywhere in the University
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course.
Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|Master of International Development||M IntlDev|
Alternate Exit Awards
- Graduate Certificate in International Development
- Graduate Diploma in International Development
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in International Development on completion of the following units: - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Projects PG - Gender and Development G Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Diploma in International Development on completion of the following units: - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Projects PG - Gender and Development G - Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G - Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Development PG - Rural Development and agro-forestry PG - Micro-credit and risk management in Development PG.