Placeholder image for Global Development

Global Development, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia| Online
The Global Development program at Griffith University  will give you a deep understanding of policy, politics, people and power in the modern world. If you are looking to develop your thought leadership skills and identify new, creative solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Master of Global Development is the right fit for you.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.


The Global Development program at Griffith University  degree was developed to align with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created to address the world's most pressing challenges - including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries  During your study, you will examine the dynamics of global issues including:

  • Development Economics
  • Human Rights and Development
  • Climate Change and Disaster Management
  • Health and Development
  • Law Politics and Planning.

As part of your degree, you will work with experts from across the university including our research centres, and will be connected with the international development community. This means you can feel confident you will graduate with the critical perspective, strategic knowledge and contacts necessary to work towards agile solutions to these big issues - and make a difference.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this degree may seek roles within Non-Government Organsiation and Aid Organisations, International Development, Government Policy, Consultancy and Research. Potential organisations include Oxfam, Amnesty International, United Nations, World Bank, AusAid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Development 
  • Public Participation and Social Impact Assessment
  • Research Methods for Policy Makers
  • Key Issues in Development Studies
  • International Relations Theory: Concepts and Approaches
  • PG Business Internship
  • Independent Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      International students: 4 years part-time (online only)

  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS- 097102C
  • hold any Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale) OR
  • hold a related Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) - students will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing OR
  • hold a related Bachelor Honours or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary institution of equivalent standing) - students will be eligible for 80 credit points of advanced standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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.

Global Development
Visit programme website

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?