Master of Development Studies

1-2 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 031145D

Overview

Our Master of Development Studies degree gives students the theoretical grounding and practical experience required to address developing world issues. You’ll take away a raft of transferable skills from academic study, as well as refine career-relevant skills in critical analysis, communication, cross-cultural understanding, research methods, project design, project management and teamwork.

The optional Gender and Development stream provides you with a superior understanding of gender and development theory. It also tackles practical concerns surrounding planning for gender in development projects within government and non-government organisations.

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You will have the opportunity to

  • Focus on areas such as health and development, environmental sustainability, migration, gender and resource management.
  • Take an internship placement with a domestic or international based development agency.
  • Engage with topics including debt and poverty, microfinance, culture and human rights, migration and transnationalism, food and environmental security, civil society organisations, and gender relations.
  • Study core and applied skills subjects, including project management and design, monitoring and evaluation, and research methods for development.

Careers in Development Studies

Our graduates are employed by:

  • ActionAid
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Oxfam Australia
  • Concern Universal
  • UNESCO
  • UNDP
  • Save the Children
  • The World Bank

Our graduates are employed as:

  • General Manager (NGO)
  • Program Coordinator
  • Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation Project Officer
  • Business Development & Communications Specialist
  • Monitoring and Reporting Officer
  • Development Consultant
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Officer
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