Graduate Diploma in International Development

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
City: Canberra
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the interdisciplinary Graduate Diploma in International Development at the University of Canberra. Designed for those envisioning a global impact, this program provides a profound understanding of how development theories intersect with politics and practices, offering you a unique perspective on shaping a better world.


Dive into a diverse range of compelling topics, including gender issues, poverty, conflict, HIV, and agro-forestry, while undertaking your individual development project. Strengthen core skills applicable to careers in the public development sector or multinational organizations in Australia and worldwide. By pursuing the Graduate Diploma in International Development at the University of Canberra, you will:

  • Develop critical engagement with contemporary theories and practices in development studies.
  • Grasp changes in development theory and trends, both locally and globally.
  • Acquire skills to reflect on your practice and articulate an ethical approach to international development, considering cultural, social, and environmental elements.

Admission Requirements

Embark on your journey towards impactful international development by meeting these admission criteria:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
  • IELTS Band: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 58
  • Rural Development and Agro-forestry
  • Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction
  • Gender and Development
  • History and Politics of the Theories of Development
  • Micro-credit and Risk Management in Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project
  • Planning and Designing International Development Projects

The programme fee is $AUD 21,500 per full.

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completing the Graduate Diploma in International Development, anticipate diverse career outcomes. You may find yourself thriving as a Development Project Manager, Humanitarian Aid Worker, Policy Analyst for International NGOs, Sustainable Development Consultant, or Global Health Advocate. Your expertise will position you as a catalyst for positive change on the international stage.

Visa Requirements:

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