Master of Community Planning and Development

La Trobe University

This program will have students working with communities in urban, regional and rural areas, with community development planning agencies and in an international setting. They will also work with non-government organisations on rural and regional development issues, community development, healthy urban design, child friendly and active environments, land use planning and environmental and social policy at local, regional, national and international levels.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,000
International: $62,400

Entry Requirements:

An approved Bachelor's degree or an approved graduate qualification (e.g. the Graduate Diploma in Community Planning and Development) and approved relevant work experience, or relevant work experience and completion of a Graduate Certificate with a 70% average; students can start this course at second year, if completed an approved four-year undergraduate degree with an average of at least 70% in all fourth-year subjects; NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place; Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

This course offers 3 streams: Community Development, Urban and Rural Planning, and Environmental and Social Policy. Students will complete 240 credit points of subjects including a minor thesis (15,000 words).

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental and social policy; Community development; Urban and rural planning

Further information:

Mid-year entry (July intake) is also available.

Recognition:

The Spatial Planning stream within the Master of Community and Planning Development is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Related Careers:

Urban and Regional Planner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bendigo No info Yes Part time 4 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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