M.A. On Campus

Community Development

Murdoch University

24 months
28800 AUD/year
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The Community Development MA program offered 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.


The Community Development MA program offered 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.

Career opportunities

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 081029E

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National: Commonwealth supported 

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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