Master of International Development

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This program aims to provide students with grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. Students are equipped with analytical and practical skills required to critically engage in development issues and debates from an interdisciplinary perspective, and to work across broad areas of development policy, research and practice. The course begins with foundational units in development theory and case studies, before enabling students to specialise in one of a number of areas, including development policy and practice; politics and development; and economics of development.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,800
International: $72,400

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor degree, aligned with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. English language requirements apply.


The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units.

Subjects you can Study:

Development policy and practice; Economics of development; Politics and development

Study Pathways:

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree majoring in Geography, Human Geography and Planning or equivalent who choose to specialise in Development Policy and Practice are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points. Students who have completed a Bachelor degree majoring in Political Science and International Relations, Anthropology and Sociology or equivalent who choose to specialise in Politics and Development are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points. Students who completed a Bachelor degree majoring in Economics, Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Science or equivalent who choose to specialise in Economics of Development are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time
Crawley No info No Part time
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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