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La Trobe University

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Master of International Development

  • Masters (Coursework)

The guiding aim of our programs in international development is to encourage thoughtful and reflexive practitioners, analysts and policymakers who understand the complexity of international development and who are able to effectively analyse and respond to challenges.We believe that this...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$21,800 per year / $43,600 total
International Fees
$21,800 per year / $43,600 total

About this course

The guiding aim of our programs in international development is to encourage thoughtful and reflexive practitioners, analysts and policymakers who understand the complexity of international development and who are able to effectively analyse and respond to challenges.

We believe that this understanding requires students to be well acquainted with the history of development thinking and practice as well as having up to date knowledge and skills relating to current best practice. Students have direct contact with senior and experienced practitioners from the development sector. A distinctive aspect of our degree programmes is the quality and experience of practitioners that teach into our subjects, including those who have worked with Oxfam, the Australian Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the United Nations and more.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of International Development, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 90 credit points from chosen Core
  • 30 credit points from chosen Electives

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points from chosen Core
  • 105 credit points from chosen Electives
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects within your course.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT DST5DAC 1 15 DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE DST5DIP 1 15 GENDER MOBILITY AND DEVELOPMENT DST5GMD 1 15 HOW SOCIAL CHANGE HAPPENS DST5HSM 1 15 MAKING DEVELOPMENT MATTER DST5CTD 1 15 RESEARCH SKILLS HUS5ADR 1 15 FIELD METHODS AND RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT DST5MDF 2 15

The Master of International Development offers a range of elective subjects that can be undertaken as part of the degree. Please refer to the course structure in the La Trobe University Handbook.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

  • Melbourne (Bundoora)

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Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Employment in international development organisations, government and inter-governmental agencies, campaigning/advocacy organisations, media organisations, and research or training institutes, which include: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development), the Australian Federal Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Oxfam, World Vision, Red Cross, United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Graduates can seek employment in the following roles: development project officer; humanitarian delegate; policy and research officer (NGO, government, business, academic); journalist; communications officer; analyst; public health/emergency relief officer; campaign/advocacy officer and fundraising.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
74.2%
Skill scale
64.5%
Teaching scale