Postgraduate Development Studies programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington is designed to suit people from a wide range of disciplines and occupations. If you have work experience in community and international development, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, or want to work in the area in the future, postgraduate Development Studies is a good choice for you.
Overseas research opportunities
You'll be encouraged to spend some time in a developing country as part of your postgraduate study—you can complete your Master's thesis based on your work in a developing country.
Past research has been done in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, the Cook Islands, Indonesia, Laos, Peru, the Philippines, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
- Environmental change
- Gender equity
- Human rights
- International aid
- Participation and democracy
- 16 months
- 32 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Development Sustainable Development View 26 other Masters in International Development in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
- Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
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- A Bachelor's degree with an average grade of B+ or higher.
International21576 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28768 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
National5453 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7271 USD for the full programme during 16 months.
- Estimated international fees : NZ$39,771 per year
- Estimated domestic fees : NZ$10,052 per year
Living costs for Wellington
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.