Taught course

Development Studies

University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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

July, February

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 and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Melbourne School of Government
+61 3 9035 5511