24 months
31200 AUD/year
7490 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Create a brighter future. The Global Development program at James Cook University graduates have the strong intercultural competencies and self-reflexivity required to work effectively and ethically in developing countries.

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Through the Global Development program at James Cook University , you will 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.

Be empowered to lead change by critically reviewing regulatory requirements, ethical principles, and cultural frameworks. Address global poverty, inequality, climate change and development issues, with an emphasis on tropical, remote, and Indigenous contexts.

Career Opportunities

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.

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
  • 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098478G

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7490 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7490 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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