Community Development

Murdoch University

M.A. On Campus
28339 AUD/year
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Community Development at Murdoch University is for those wanting to make a difference through making changes and setting up projects to make their neighbourhoods better places to be.


Community Development at Murdoch University  is designed for community work practitioners and graduates with an interest in moving into emerging fields that embrace the ideas and practices of community development, and want to broaden their knowledge substantially through further postgraduate studies.

You'll study real and living community projects that build on cultural strength in remote areas, urban agriculture and sustainability projects, grassroots creative arts projects, activism work and much more. Combine case studies, documentaries, films and other creative digital forms that showcase examples of community work and attend workshops designed to teach creative ways of getting the community involved.


When you graduate you could work in many industry areas such as community and social services, local government, humanitarian organisations, NGOs, aid work, economic and social planning, sustainable development and Indigenous governance.

Careers could include:

  • Community Arts, Development or Service Coordinator
  • Federal or State Government Policy Advisor
  • International Aid Worker
  • Engagement Officer
  • Place and Activations Officer.


At Murdoch Dubai you will earn a fully accredited Australian degree with its associated international recognition. All our programs are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia and locally authorized by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Development Theory and Practice
  • Community, Industry and Local Government 
  • Community, Policy and Change
  • Community Development in Indigenous Communities
  • Community Development Methods
  • Sustainability, Ecology and Communities 

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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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent training, though not necessarily in an area directly related to the course, or satisfactory preparation through previous study or professional experience.
  • All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.
  • CRICOS Code: 00125J
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