Master of International Development

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Master of International Development

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Program summary

Become a world changer.

This two year program focuses on developing unique skills and knowledge to tackle poverty and development needs in many countries. Learn tools to help apply solutions to sustainability concerns, how to initiate and evaluate research into societies, and critical thinking on the problems of power relations to bring about social justice.

In second year, take a practical focus. You’ll select an area that interests you and tailor your program to apply your knowledge. This is your opportunity to travel to a developing country and work with real problems on the ground.

A great mix of theory and unique practical work, this program equips you for employment with major international organisations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, FAO and the World Bank.

Admission requirements

Completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree but have relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience equivalent to a bachelor degree may be admitted in exceptional circumstances only, and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline may be eligible to receive credit of up to 48 units (4 courses).

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in a variety of fields in the international development sector, with human rights organisations, government and non-government (NGO) aid agencies, development and consultancy corporations, donor agencies, research centres, and academic research.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program requirements

In order to graduate students must:

  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program Notes
  • Students who have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline may be eligible to receive credit of up to 48 units (4 courses).

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

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Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

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