Master of Global Development

Program code

5724

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$30,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher

    (more)

CRICOS code

097102C

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions for commencing students only

In 2022, this program is available for commencement and study from outside Australia while border restrictions remain in place.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.


In a world where change is the only constant, the Master of Global Development will give you a deep understanding of policy, politics, people and power in the modern world. If you are looking to develop your thought leadership skills and identify new, creative solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Master of Global Development is the right fit for you.

This degree was developed to align with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created to address the world's most pressing challenges - including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries and all people by 2030. During your study, you will examine the dynamics of global issues including:

  • Climate Change and Disaster Management
  • Development Economics
  • Health and Development
  • Human Rights and Development
  • Law Politics and Planning
  • Sustainable Development

As part of your degree, you will work with experts from across the university including our research centres, and will be connected with the international development community. This means you can feel confident you will graduate with the critical perspective, strategic knowledge and contacts necessary to work towards agile solutions to these big issues - and make a difference.

Duration

The Master of Global Development offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, any discipline 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Bachelor, related discipline
OR
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
OR
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing)

Related Degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
5724 Master of Global Development (this program) Nathan, Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3373 Graduate Certificate in Global Development Nathan, Online Exit point only

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

The Master of Global Development is also offered online. The online program is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

My career opportunities

Graduates from this degree may find career opportunities within non-government organsiation and aid organisations, international development, government policy, consultancy and research. Potential organisations include Oxfam, Amnesty International, United Nations, World Bank, AusAid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Global Development (5724)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

Expenses associated with field trips and placements.