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Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Development Studies

2 years full time (200 points); 1.5 years full time (150 points); 1 year full time (100 points) (part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Course CRICOS code: 031145D

The Master of Development Studies provides students with the theoretical grounding and practical experience to address issues and debates of contemporary relevance to the developing world. The program enables students to strengthen and broaden wide-ranging skills relevant to careers in both academic research and in the development profession. Students who specialise in development studies will develop transferable skills that will substantially enhance their career options, including critical analysis, communication, cross-cultural understanding, research methods in development, project design and management, and team work.

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Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

Typical course fee for 2017:
$25,408 /YEAR

Indicative total course fee:
$52,086.40 i

Duration indicated is maximum course duration. May be completed in less EFTSL depending upon academic background and/or relevant work experience.

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and fee places to domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken.  Students enrolled in a fee place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. More details on fees and CSP student contribution amounts.

The course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more