Taught course

Rural Development

University of Queensland · Science

Entry requirements


Bachelor degree in any field or Graduate Certificate in Rural Development, with UQ GPA of 4.5 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 079387A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

The Master of Rural Development enhances the knowledge and skills of professionals working in rural and regional development internationally or in Australia in 2 years. Learn to apply your leadership, research and problem solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, and maintaining our environment in situations of increasing community expectations of animal welfare, biosecurity concerns, and competition for limited resources.

You will develop practical knowledge and skills to analyse, plan, implement and evaluate rural development, agricultural extension, community development and stakeholder engagement programs and activities. It is an ideal program for professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of agriculture and environment.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science
Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980