International Development

RMIT University

24 months
29760 AUD/year
22080 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain insights into the dynamics of change around the world, focusing on developing countries and marginalised communities with this International Development program at RMIT University.


Studies in international development give you the opportunity to find a career that aligns with your values. You’ll gain the skills and networks needed to work towards solutions to global issues and make a real difference in people’s lives.

During your studies at this International Development program at RMIT University you’ll examine issues of gender, environment and sustainability, health, peace and conflict, economics, security and politics from a critical and practical perspective.You’ll build professional capabilities essential to designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating international development projects, which help communities, cities and countries adapt to the complex and changing environments.

If you see yourself as a citizen of the world and have a passion for social justice, a career in international development is for you.


RMIT graduates have worked with a wide range of development agencies:

  • United Nations
  • World Vision Australia
  • Oxfam
  • Transformation, Empowerment, Advocacy, Relief (TEAR)
  • Save the Children
  • Plan International
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • RedR

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Global Governance
  • Theories of Development
  • Learning and Participation in Development
  • International Project Management: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender in Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It’s important you complete the enrolment details and arrive in Melbourne before your classes start.


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS provider number: 079979K

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification).
  • You may also be considered if you have significant relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22080 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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