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International Development, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. 

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