The University of Melbourne

Master of Development Studies

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Development Studies provides specialist training in the fields of development and environment, development and gender, development and urbanisation, and health policy and development. Refine your transferable skills in critical analysis, communication, cross-cultural understanding, research methods, project design, project management and teamwork.At professional practice seminars, research workshops, careers events, and alumni get-togethers, you can rub shoulders with top-notch policy makers and experts in the international development sector. While in your studies you can engage with debt and poverty, microfinance, culture and human rights, migration and transnationalism, food and environmental security, civil society organisations, and gender relations.


  • 200 point program (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
  • Two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • Four core subjects (50 points)


  • Gender and Development

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent

Study pathways

High achieving students who complete the thesis option may qualify for entry to a master by research or PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $63,566
International: $83,574
  • Full-time : 2 years

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