Taught course

Development Studies

University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent.

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Master of Development Studies provides students with the theoretical grounding and practical experience to address issues and debates of contemporary relevance to the developing world. The program enables students to strengthen and broaden wide-ranging skills relevant to careers in both academic research and in the development profession. Students who specialise in development studies will develop transferable skills that will substantially enhance their career options, including critical analysis, communication, cross-cultural understanding, research methods in development, project design and management, and team work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melbourne School of Government
+61 3 9035 5511