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The Master of Arts in International Development from Flinders University is a program of 54 units of coursework (three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time) which forms part of the graduate program in International Development.

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The Master of Arts in International Development from Flinders University aims to develop critical awareness, knowledge and skills required for careers in the public, private and non-governmental sector organisations that operate in international development or international affairs. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of current development issues and policies areas the theories that inform them. 

Students will develop a broad range of research skills and their application of research skills to international development issues. Practicum topics are offered which enable students to apply and reflect on their knowledge and skills.

Students will be able to pursue specialist knowledge in a variety of related disciplines including environmental studies, international relations, population studies, public health, public policy and management, and gender studies. A selection of topics focusing on specific countries and regions is available.


International development is a significant industry that offers a diverse range of employment opportunities. These include non-government organisations specialising in development, government departments (eg. foreign affairs, trade, development assistance), multilateral development agencies, international development institutions, development consultancy and managing contractors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Development Problems, Policies and Programs
  • Applied Development Studies
  • Theory and Evidence in Contemporary Development
  • Research Practice in Development Studies
  • Global Inequality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description
      6 months - 1.5 years (depending on prior academic experience)
    • Duration description
      Part-time option just for domestic students.
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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 ®.

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    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

The Master of Arts (International Development) requires the completion of 54 units of work, and is normally available to applicants with a recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a GPA of 4 or better with a specialisation in anthropology, development studies, economics, international relations, geography, gender studies, economics, politics or sociology. International applicants must additionally be able to demonstrate an IELTS Test score of 6 overall.

CRICOS: 079415B - 6 months and 031348D - 1 and 1.5 years

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    10448 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10448 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
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