Master of Arts - International Development

Flinders University

The Master of Arts (International Development) examines theories of development, from modernisation to post-colonial and grassroots approaches and explores a range of development policy areas, including gender, environment and population. Moreover, the course offers intensive and applied study to develop the research and writing skills of individual students.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,285
International: $42,150

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a specialisation/major in anthropology, development studies, economics, international relations, geography, gender studies, politics or sociology and must have achieved a Flinders equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 or above in this study. Selection is based on academic merit.


Students complete six core (compulsory) topics and six option topics chosen from a range of option topics available. These topics aim to provide students with the opportunity to draw together their academic, research, writing and professional knowledge and skills and apply them to real-world problems of intention, application and evaluation currently confronting practitioners in International Development including gender mainstreaming/analysis and global inequality and further their knowledge in interest areas.

Subjects you can Study:

International development

Study Pathways:

This course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in International Development, the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis, and the Graduate Diploma in International Development and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses, or courses that are deemed equivalent, will be awarded credit for related topics.

Further information:

This course offers three entry level programs of study: Full Program Entry Level, Progressive Program Entry Level and Advanced Program Entry Level.

Who for:

People seeking or consolidating careers in international development and development practitioners who wish to explore major issues of development

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time 4 years
Bedford Park No info No Online
Bedford Park No info No Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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