International Development

Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
23384 USD/year
4790 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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You’ll extend your abilities to analyse international development issues, collect relevant data, and write persuasively about development issues. Your Postgraduate Diploma in International Development from Massey University is also a pathway to advanced research at master’s level.


Massey University was the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. International Development program is built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development.

Learning outcomes

The professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development and Underdevelopment
  • Development Management
  • Gender and Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Development Research Design
  • Development Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

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

  • Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in International Development requires you to have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies
  • You may also apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree with a B- average across the 300 level courses along with relevant field or industry experience of an appropriate kind and duration. You will need to provide you curriculum vitae outlining your experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23384 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23384 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4790 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 7400 NZD
  • International students: 36122 NZD


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.

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International Development
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