Master of International Development : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia

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Master of International Development

Do you want to help address the challenges of poverty and inequality globally, and engage with the complex challenges of international development?

Master of International Development

The Master of International Development engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates.

Taught by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science - across the Schools of Earth and Environment, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Social Sciences. This multi-disciplinary approach ensures graduates are well-rounded to effect global and local change.

Students are provided grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches, as well as the analytical and practical skills which are needed to confront complex challenges of contemporary international development.


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Course Information

Course Structure

Studying a Master of International Development will develop skills to approach practical challenges in a wide range of contexts.

Students have the flexibility to either specialise in a particular area of interest, or to develop core skills and knowledge across three areas of specialisation. At the time of application students nominate a specialisation from one of the following:

  • Development Policy and Practice
  • Economics and Development
  • Politics and Development

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At UWA, you'll be in great company.

The Faculty of Arts is a founding faculty of the University which has an inspiring history of highly successful graduates and outstanding research results which have made a valuable contribution to Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

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Course at a Glance

Location offered UWA Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Full-time, Part-time
Delivery mode Internal
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Standard full-time completion 1.5 years
Maximum time to complete 3 years
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Scholarships See Arts Scholarships, Science Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 71550
CRICOS Code 083850D

Students have a choice of study - by coursework OR by coursework and dissertation.

Many students who have completed a cognate (related) undergraduate degree will be able to obtain advanced standing for prior study, which allows graduation after 72 credit points (1.5 years full time).

Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.

Download the Master of International Development Brochure.

More information about the course structure and the units offered is available on the UWA Handbooks website.

Career Options

The Master of International Development enables you to build a diverse and rewarding career path in local and international development, from field based roles to research and policy within education and government.

Each of the specialisations are also pathways to Higher Degree by Research and an academic career in international development.

Prospective employers include aid and development agencies, government departments, non-government organisations, and international institutions such as the United Nations.

Professional positions include, but are not limited to:

Discover jobs and opportunities through our Careers Centre.

Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA?s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:


Pathway One


  • A bachelor?s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Including the following:
    • A weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the level 3 units of the relevant major; or
    • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
Other requirements


  • English language requirement: IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0.

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