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Master of Global Development
Master of Global Development

Master of Global Development

  • ID:GU610308
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Any Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Global Development, a student must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR

  • hold a related Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) - students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing OR

  • hold a related Bachelor Honours or Graduate Diploma (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) - students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing OR

  • have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to one of the above.

Study option

If you do not meet the academic entry criteria, you may be able to study the Masters Qualifying Program (9354) and qualify for entry into this Masters degree.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old


Course Information

In a world where change is the only constant, the Master of Global Development will give you a deep understanding of policy, politics, people and power in the modern world. If you are looking to develop your thought leadership skills and identify new, creative solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Master of Global Development is the right fit for you.

This degree was developed to align with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created to address the world's most pressing challenges - including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries and all people by 2030. During your study, you will examine the dynamics of global issues including:

  • Climate Change and Disaster Management

  • Development Economics

  • Health and Development

  • Human Rights and Development

  • Law Politics and Planning

  • Sustainable Development

As part of your degree, you will work with experts from across the university including our research centres, and will be connected with the international development community. This means you can feel confident you will graduate with the critical perspective, strategic knowledge and contacts necessary to work towards agile solutions to these big issues - and make a difference.


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Program options


  • Standard program

  • Program with 40 credit points of advanced standing

  • Program with 80 credit points of advanced standing

Courses in this program may be available at multiple campuses and during a different trimester. Click on the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Standard program

Students must complete the following courses:


  • Environment and Development - 7461ENV

  • Public Participation and Social Impact Assessment - 7010GIR

  • Key Issues in Development Studies - 7009GIR

  • Social Determinants of Health - 7311MED

  • Introduction to International Relations - 7001GIR

  • Industry Project - 7009GBS

  • PG Business Internship I - 7004GBS

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 7510LFC

  • Listed electives

  • Postgraduate free-choice electives

  • Listed electives

  • Dissertation courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates from this degree may seek roles within Non-Government Organsiation and Aid Organisations, International Development, Government Policy, Consultancy and Research. Potential organisations include Oxfam, Amnesty International, United Nations, World Bank, AusAid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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