Master of International DevelopmentProgram details
Gain unique insights into the dynamics of change around the world, focusing on developing countries and marginalised communities.
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 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.
Whether you want to study while travelling, working abroad, living interstate or juggling life’s commitments, this program is designed to give you the freedom to choose how and when you study.
RMIT’s tailored study options including evening classes, intensive full-day workshops and access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. All courses are delivered in English.
If you live interstate, you can also take a combination of online and on-campus study by attending an intensive workshop.
How you will learn
Specialisations and electives
You can tailor this degree to meet your specific interests and development career aspirations by choosing a stream of electives in one of the following areas:
gender and development
conflict and peacebuilding
humanitarian assistance and disasters
sustainability and development
human rights and advocacy
- applied language.
Myanmar study tour gives students a local perspective
A multidisciplinary team of 20 RMIT students travelled to Myanmar recently to undertake research in rural and remote communities, as part of a global intensive program.
Emma Cliffe – International Development
Studying international development at RMIT opened Emma Cliffe’s life up to a world of career possibilities, including working with major global NGOs.