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Development Studies

University of Sydney

12 months
41500 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
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The Development Studies program at the University of Sydney provides theoretical foundations and opportunities for practice-based understanding of development policy, programs and outcomes. You can intern at local or overseas organisations, undertake a field school, and complete a research-based supervised dissertation. 


The Development Studies program at the University of Sydney will address issues in development policy and debate with experts in anthropology, international relations, political economy, human rights, peace and conflict studies, linguistics, public health, human geography, economics and sociology.

Benefit from workshops, seminars and conferences in a research-driven environment, and from our strong commitment to building industry relationships in a global city.

Career Pathways 

Upon graduating, you will be in a strong position to seek employment in government, non-government and private sector organisations concerned with development and poverty alleviation. You can also use the skills and knowledge acquired in the programs to become a more effective researcher, planner, educator, administrator and manager.

Work within non-government organisations such as the Australian Council for International Development, Coffey International Development, Devex, GRM International, Oxfam, the United Nations, the World Bank and World Wildlife Fund.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Postgraduates 
  • Citizenship Rights and Social Movements 
  • Community Mediation: Theory and Practice  
  • Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice 
  • Conflict-Resolving Media
  • Core Concepts in Political Economy
  • Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082903D 

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, including a major in a relevant subject area in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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