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 Policy and Practice, Economics of Development or Politics and Development.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

The Master of International Development enables you to build a diverse and rewarding career path in local and international development, from field-based roles to research and policy within education and government. Prospective employers include aid and development agencies, government departments, non-government organisations, and international institutions such as the United Nations. Each of the specialisations are also pathways to Higher Degree by Research and an academic career in international development.
The Master of International Development enables you to build a diverse and rewarding career path in local and international development, from field-based roles to research and policy within education and government. Prospective employers include aid and development agencies, government departments, non-government organisations, and international institutions such as the United Nations. Each of the specialisations are also pathways to Higher Degree by Research and an academic career in international development.

Further Study

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Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further research studies. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global. Join our social circle. Don't miss out on our student and staff stories, scholarship opportunities, news, events and network.

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

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$23,100.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$46,200.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$22,378.50
Total Course Fee - 2016
$44,757.00

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

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$70,000.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$34,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$69,000.00

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
or
(b)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
(iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience related to international development.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the admission requirements under Rule 4;
and
(b) for applicants under Rule 4(b) (iii):
(i) a curriculum vitae; and
(ii) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA.

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 Policy and Practice, Economics of Development or Politics and Development are unique and provide students with both focus and flexibility.

About The Course

You are provided with a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches as well as the analytical and practical skills needed to engage with the complex challenges of contemporary international development.
Master of International Development

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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

Course Structure

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