James Cook University JCU

Master of Global Development

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program is designed to develop professional skills so graduates can analyse and evaluate complex social and environmental problems especially related to tropical, remote and Indigenous contexts and then provide appropriate solutions. Students will plan and conduct ethical evidence-based field studies and develop professional leadership skills to work autonomously and collaboratively in the design, implementation and evaluation of development projects and policy-related initiatives.


48 credit points by coursework.


  • Global Development. Areas of study include: Disaster resilience and natural resource management
  • public health
  • sustainable development planning and policy
  • Indigenous futures
  • governance and social change
  • leadership and management for development
  • the development researcher

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree
  • Or equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $60,300
International: $65,920
  • Full-time : 2
  • Part-time : 4
JCU Online Domestic: $60,300
International: $65,920
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

For external delivery option, computer and internet access is required. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than one third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study. This course is also available to international students by offshore external study.

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