Graduate Certificate in Development Studies and Global Health

Macquarie University

The certificate program in Development Studies and Global Health is for a range of professionals and recent graduates looking to learn more about the intersections between health and development. One of the only certificate programs of its kind in Australia, graduates will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to apply development or global health principals to practical problems in a variety of contexts domestically or internationally. Students might even be inspired to further their studies in this area. The certificate is grounded upon the principals within the Master of Development Studies and Global Health program, offering core units in health and development and the opportunity to focus on an area of interest. Students can complete the program full-time in one semester (only possible with a semester one entry) or over multiple semesters (Semester one and two entry).

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,120
International: $17,200

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent in social sciences, behavioural or health sciences (with a social science background) or a related discipline; a GPA of at least 4.50 (out of 7.00)


16 credit points at 800 level or above; completion of specific units.

Subjects you can Study:

Global health and development studies

Further information:

This course is available for internal study only. Full-time and part-time study modes available.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Health Information Manager,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 1 year
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


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