Postgraduate

Master of International Development

Engage with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally, and engage with the complex challenges of international development with a specialisation in either Development in Practice, Economics of Development or Politics of Development.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

You'll be well positioned to pursue a career with aid agencies, government, non-government organisations, and international research institutions, such as the FAO and United Nations.
You'll be well positioned to pursue a career with aid agencies, government, non-government organisations, and international research institutions, such as the FAO and United Nations.

Further Study

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$47,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$72,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$72,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
and
(c) either
(i) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation; or
(ii) at least two years of relevant professional experience related to international development
(2) For the Development in Practice specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in human geography and planning or any other social sciences discipline; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(3) For the Economics of Development specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either economics, mathematics, or statistics; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(4) For the Politics of Development specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in political science and policy studies, or any other social sciences discipline, or law; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(5) An applicant being admitted on the basis of professional experience is exempt from rules 4.(2), 4.(3), and 4.(4)

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—the relevant requirements under Rule 4.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

The Master of International Development engages you with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. Specialisations in either Development in Practice, Economics of Development or Politics of Development are unique and provide you with both focus and flexibility.

About The Course

You’ll gain a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. You’ll also be equipped with the analytical and practical skills needed to engage critically in development issues and debates from an interdisciplinary perspective, and to work across broad areas of development research, practice, and policy.
Master of International Development

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71550
CRICOS code
  • 083850D
Master of International Development
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71550
CRICOS code
  • 083850D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of International Development

5 reasons to study International Development

  1. Our world is increasingly connected, and technologically and economically advanced. Yet the gaps between rich and poor people and countries are growing, and complex environmental, political, and socioeconomic challenges are increasing
  2. You will gain a broad suite of skills to take up career opportunities in the development sector at various scales. From engagement with small subsistence farmers, to consulting on corporate social responsibility for major mining agencies, to shaping responses to climate change, food security, and adult literacy and maternal health challenges with major government or multinational agencies
  1. Our world is increasingly connected, and technologically and economically advanced. Yet the gaps between rich and poor people and countries are growing, and complex environmental, political, and socioeconomic challenges are increasing.
  2. You will gain a broad suite of skills to take up career opportunities in the development sector at various scales. From engagement with small subsistence farmers, to consulting on corporate social responsibility for major mining agencies, to shaping responses to climate change, food security, and adult literacy and maternal health challenges with major government or multinational agencies
  3. You are taught to approach challenges holistically – understanding not just the technical components of each challenge, but how they intersect with the broader political, socio-cultural, environmental, and economic context. Engaging with broader context is vital to nurturing sustainable development outcomes
  4. You will engage with a broad range of cultures, social systems, and environments
  5. The knowledge and skills acquired are increasingly demanded by communities, governments and private industry in response to the globalised nature of development challenges

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study International Development at UWA?

  • The program has a multi-disciplinary approach, being co-taught by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded capacity to affect global and local change
  • This multi-disciplinary focus also promotes an appreciation of different disciplinary perspectives, which is valued by employers
  • Specialisations are unique and provide you with both focus and flexibility
  • Taught by high-profile academic staff with rich field and consultancy experience
  • You will be equipped with analytical and practical skills to engage critically in development policy, research and practice
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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