Master of International Development Practice

Monash University

Program Overview

Want to improve the wellbeing of millions of people worldwide? This course will help you tackle the political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges leading to extreme poverty, poor health, fragile governance, inequality and environmental vulnerability. All of these issues require professionals with the practical skills and analytical capacity to build resilience at a national and community level. Delivered by specialists from the humanities, social sciences, medicine, business and economics, education and law, the course offers a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development with six streams: Democracy, justice and governance; Gender, peace and security; Global Migration, Crisis, change management and leadership; Sustainable economies and Sustainable resource management.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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The course is structured in five parts. Part A. Foundations of International development practice, Part B. Principal study, Part C. Applied study, Part D. Professional enhancement and Part E. Specialist study.

  • Part A. Foundations of International development practice
    These studies will introduce you to international development practice studies at an advanced level. They are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a cognate field.
  • Part B. Principal study
    These studies will immerse you in international development practice at graduate level and draw on best practices within the broad realm of international development theory, practice and research to address questions ranging from the causes of inequality and disparity, evolving aid and development thought and practice, to the impact of politics, economics, culture, history and natural resources human development.
  • Part C. Applied study
    The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development.
  • Part D. Professional enhancement
    Designed in association with industry experts, select from this suite of professional enhancement offerings to build essential competencies for your career pathway
  • Part E. Specialist study
    Select from a range of options designed to enhance specific knowledge and skills in international development practice and related fields.

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


Entry level 1:
96 points to complete Duration: 2 years full-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty.

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

  • Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.
  • A$36,400
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