18 months
29755 AUD/year
20195 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are looking to enhance your career potential in not-for-profit or government aid and have an educational or professional background in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development from University of Newcastle is the program for you.

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This Master of Social Change and Development from University of Newcastle explores all aspects of social change in the global environment at an in depth level. 

The University of Newcastle’s master program will enable you to take on high-level roles within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. 

It also opens up opportunities to take you outside of Australia to work in developing countries, which are supported through government departments.


There is a continuously growing need for qualified professionals to undertake roles in the community development and policy analysis of funded development projects and aid organisations. 

At the completion of your Masters in Social Change and Development you will have the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge to take on these roles within government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms.

This program will open up new opportunities and see you possess the potential to embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • policy analyst
  • community and social developer
  • advocacy and public policy coordinators
  • overseas aid officer
  • ministry of finance in a developing country

You will graduate with the ability to apply your social change and development expertise in real-world settings and position yourself at the forefront of the industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development and Social Change 
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Change and Development Research Project
  • Project Design and Evaluation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date. 




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

CRICOS code: 088342F

  • Discipline areas include: sociology, geography, anthropology and development studies, agriculture, environmental studies, education, municipal community or social work/welfare, Indigenous Studies and economics.
  • Bachelor degree in a discipline area with 2 years relevant work experience (80 units) OR
  • Bachelor degree in a discipline area with no relevant work experience (120 units) OR
  • Bachelor degree in a non-discipline area (120 units) OR
  • Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area (80 units) OR
  • Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area (80 units)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29755 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29755 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    20195 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20195 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Social Change and Development
University of Newcastle