Master of International Development
La Trobe University
Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B average. Where a B average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial writing assignments.
The course is one year full-time or two years part-time.
The course consists of 120 credit points of fifth-year level subjects.
The course structure is as follows:
Students must complete:
- 45 credit points of core subjects - Making Social Change Happen and
- 75 credit points of elective fifth-year subjects from List A and/or List B below
As an undergraduate student you will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). This means you pay part of the cost of your degree and the Commonwealth Government pays the rest. The good news is that you don’t have to pay any of this cost upfront.
All students are required to pay a small annual general service fee. Other expenses you should plan for are textbooks and living expenses, including transport.
Commonwealth Supported Places
You are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) if you are an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia.
Under the CSP arrangement students have to make a contribution to the cost of their degree.
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa have the choice of three options for paying their student contribution.
With a HECS-HELP loan you only start paying for your course, through tax deductions, when your income reaches a certain level.
If you are a New Zealand citizen, or hold an Australian permanent resident visa (other than a permanent humanitarian visa), you are not eligible for HECS-HELP loans and must pay your student contribution up-front each semester, without discount.
Full upfront payment
You can choose to pay for your course upfront at the start of each semester. If you do so before the census date you will receive a 20 per cent discount.
Partial upfront payment
You can choose to pay some of your course upfront and take a HECS-HELP loan for the remainder. Payments you make over $500 will receive a 20 per cent discount.
For example, if you choose to pay $1000 of your course costs at the start of a semester, you will receive a 20 per cent discount on this amount. This means it will only cost you $800 to bring your overall student contribution down by $1000.