Enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career
A career in international development means providing others with the tools they need to enhance their quality of life, bringing happiness to communities in poverty.
Graduates work all over the world for organisations like Red Cross, World Vision and Caritas to provide humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and peacekeeping. You could work as a development officer, foreign diplomat, development policy analyst, advisor in tourism, health, education, or agriculture, community affairs officer, monitoring and evaluation officer, human rights advisor or advocacy officer.
Postgraduate education will give you the skills you need for a satisfying and rewarding career.
A Ministry of Education report found that:
- Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
- Five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings
- Young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median
- Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives
Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be applied in developing policy and strategies, and in managing and evaluating international development programmes
- critically and rigorously evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches
- conduct independent research and analysis of international development issues, collect relevant data, and be able to write persuasively about this
- demonstrate mastery of social science research approaches and techniques and be able to undertake independent research in a well-planned and ethical manner
- interpret research findings and draw out relevant implications for development theory, policy and practice.
Admission to the Master of International Development requires you to have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies, or equivalent, with a minimum B average across the 200 and 300 level courses.
You may also apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree with a B average across the 200 and 300 level courses along with relevant field or industry experience of an appropriate kind and duration. You will need to provide your curriculum vitae outlining your experience.
If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in International Development, or equivalent, with a B average, you can complete the Master of International Development with 120 credits.
When you apply for 131897 Research Report or 131816 Thesis Part I, you must submit a research proposal to the School of People, Environment and Planning.