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Global Development

James Cook University

24 months
31200 AUD/year
29560 AUD/year
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Create a brighter future. Graduates of the Global Development from James Cook University have the strong intercultural competencies and self-reflexivity required to work effectively and ethically in developing countries.


Consolidate and extend your expertise in Global Development and join a new generation of ethical global citizens and change-makers. JCU’s central, tropical location gives Global Development graduates a unique platform for engaging with pressing global development issues.

Benefit from a multi-faceted approach to learning. Undertake an individual research project, and take advantage of a domestic or international internship that will expand your professional network. Develop and apply leadership skills by partnering with leading global organisations.

Finish your Global Development from James Cook University faster. With credit for previous study, you can finish your degree in less than two years. Finish 6 months sooner if you have a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate in a related discipline, or 1 year sooner if you have a Bachelor (Honours) or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline.

Career Opportunities

JCU Master of Global Development graduates are experts in their field and are highly sought-after in various local and global settings.

Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, including national and international nongovernment organisations, government departments, local councils, multilateral organisations, global governance institutions, and research.

You could find employment as a leading advocate, business planner and developer, fundraiser, disaster recovery specialist, research officer, teacher, engineer, or health professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development in Practice
  • Critical Issues in Global Development
  • Community Development or EV5001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning
  • Research Methods for Global Development
  • Asia Pacific Development: Culture and Globalisation
  • Politics and Foreign Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098478G

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29560 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29560 AUD per year during 24 months.

Commonwealth Supported Fee: $12,100


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