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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of International Development

  • Masters (Coursework)

Make a difference on a global stage. Study international development.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC211, 079979K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$24,000 per year / $48,000 total
International Fees
$31,680 per year / $63,360 total

About this course

Studies in international development give you the opportunity to find a career that aligns with your values. You'll gain the skills and networks needed to work towards solutions to global issues and make a real difference in people's lives.

During your studies you'll examine issues of gender, environment and sustainability, health, peace and conflict, economics, security and politics from a critical and practical perspective.

You'll build professional capabilities essential to designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating international development projects, which help communities, cities and countries adapt to the complex and changing environments.

If you see yourself as a citizen of the world and have a passion for social justice, a career in international development is for you.

Study mode

Whether you want to study while travelling, working abroad, living interstate or juggling life's commitments, this program is designed to give you the freedom to choose how and when you study.

RMIT's tailored study options including evening classes, intensive full-day workshops and access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. All courses are delivered in English.

If you live interstate, or overseas, you can also take a combination of online and on-campus study by attending intensive workshops.

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification)


  • undertaken significant work experience or professional practice

To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement that demonstrates your academic foundation for masters study. This may include details on how your professional experiences relates to the program, demonstration of critical thinking in personal and/or professional practice, and communication and problem solving skills.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Career avenues exist in Australia and overseas in the development sector.

RMIT graduates have worked with a wide range of development agencies:

  • United Nations
  • World Vision Australia
  • Oxfam
  • Transformation, Empowerment, Advocacy, Relief (TEAR)
  • Save the Children
  • Plan International
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • RedR

You can also use this program as the first step in advancing to PhD research.