12 months
31000 AUD/year
22600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of International and Community Development course at Deakin University is designed to provide analytical and practical skills.   

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Set yourself up for career progression in an evolving field by studying the Master of International and Community Development . With new expertise, you’ll be able to take the lead on development programs that promote justice, reduce poverty and create environments for people to lead sustainable, fulfilling lives.

The International and Community Development course at Deakin University  is the largest, longest-running and most reputable course of its type in Australia.


You’ll graduate from this course with sought-after skills that open the door to a wide range of opportunities, both in Australia and internationally. Your practical experience will prepare you for leadership roles within all organisations that respond to challenges relating to social justice, empowerment, poverty and community development. These include:

  • international and domestic non-government organisations
  • government agencies
  • local community organisations, councils and other civil society actors
  • Commonwealth departments such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • international aid and development agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • bilateral and multilateral agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design
  • Community Development Theory and Practice 
  • Participatory and Community Development Practice
  • Political Development Record  
  • The Development Project Cycle
  • International and Community Development Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
CRICOS Provider Code 00113B.   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    22600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22600 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.


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