Master of International Development Practice

Monash University

Equitable and environmentally sustainable development remains a pressing global concern. Complex political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges contribute to extreme poverty, reduced health, environmental vulnerability and fragile governance affecting the well-being of millions of people worldwide. These multidimensional challenges require professionals with the practical skills and analytical capacity to help address economic, political and environmental vulnerabilities at the community, national and global levels. The course offers a multi-disciplinary applied approach to the theory and practice of sustainable development. Delivered by specialists from the humanities and social sciences, medicine, business and economics, education and law, it delivers rigorous research training along with project management and leadership skills development within an interdisciplinary core curriculum. Students may choose to focus their electives in one of the following areas: democracy, justice and governance; gender, peace and security; crisis, change and management; or sustainable resource management. Opportunities for fieldwork, study abroad and internship engagement include options to engage in field-schools at sites of significant development practice such as South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Options to include language extension in individual programs are also available. Graduate employment opportunities may include human rights advocacy, aid agencies in government and non-government sectors, the Fair Trade business sector, community organisations, and international institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,400
International: $64,000

Entry Requirements:

Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete); Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average; or qualification/experience; or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete); Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent; or Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Structure:

Core subjects, electives, a research study option, experiential learning, international opportunities.

Subjects you can Study:

Crisis, change and management; Democracy, justice and governance; Gender, peace and security; Sustainable resource management

Study Pathways:

No prior knowledge in area required to undertake this course. Credit possible for previous humanities and social sciences study. Early exits possible.

Who for:

Students who wish to develop the practical skills and analytical capacity to help build resilience to economic, political and environmental vulnerabilities both nationally and at the community level

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Caulfield No info Yes Full time 2 years
Clayton No info Yes Full time 2 years
Clayton No info Yes Part time 4 years
Caulfield No info Yes Part time 4 years

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