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
Semester 1 & 2 entry
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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Fees

Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.

Indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course fee:
Find out more about CSP student contribution amounts


Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:
$54,186

Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2018:
$26,432/year

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

Commonwealth Supported Places

A CSP is subsidised and students pay a contribution determined by the Australian Government. The number of CSPs available is reviewed annually by the University.

Calculate the indicative CSP total course fee

Australian Fee Places

If you are not eligible to receive a CSP, you will automatically be considered for an AF place if you meet course entry requirements. AF places are not subsidised but you may be eligible for assistance with the FEE-HELP loan scheme. If this course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Course fees are calculated as if a student undertakes one year of full-time study. This is called 1 x EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load). If course duration is less than one year, or the student studies less than a full-time study load, fees are adjusted accordingly.

The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies.

Fees are reviewed annually by the University and vary depending on subjects within the course.

More information about fees for domestic graduate students.


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