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Degree

Master of Development Studies ( Coursework )

Course code: #M1195

master

Degree

Master of Development Studies ( Coursework )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $28,800 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    077165J

Options
Internship
Research Project
Thesis

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-August 31-July-2022 2022-07-31
Summer-January 31-December-2022 2022-12-31
Fall-April 31-March-2023 2023-03-31
Winter-June 31-May-2023 2023-05-31

Overview

Master of Development Studies

Are you determined to pursue a career in international development and make a difference? 

This course at Murdoch will prepare you for a range of experiences and roles in the sector in Australia and internationally.

You’ll examine the connections between politics, governance and development, social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, gender and empowerment, state building and conflict, and different approaches to policy and practice.

You can choose from professional-based electives, including financial administration, leading and managing not-for-profit organisations, effective leadership, strategic health care management and project management. 

You can also choose policy-based electives specialising in global public health, public sector economics, security and conflict, environmental policy, or add up to two language units in Indonesian or Japanese.

Undertake a case study project, supervised internship or research thesis to put your learning into practice.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$36,500

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,920
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,700
Tuition 1 person $28,800

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion (both original and English translated)
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • Passport or visa documents
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae (CV)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

73
18
listening
18
writing
18
speaking
18
reading

PTE

50
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Eligible to apply without language certificate

Suppose you do not currently meet Murdoch's minimum English or academic requirements. In that case, the university has a range of options available through the following partner institutions that can help you meet the admission requirements and get you into a Murdoch degree:

  • Phoenix Academy
  • Academies Australasia
  • NIT Australia
  • Canning College

Phoenix Academy is one of Murdoch University’s Preferred Pathway Partners to offer both English and Academic programs.

Upon completing all AEP course requirements, you are eligible for direct entry at either an undergraduate or postgraduate course with no IELTS test required at Murdoch University (some course exclusions may apply).

International students can also use the internet-based Phoenix English Proficiency Test (iPEPT) for direct entry into Murdoch's courses for all 2022 intakes and 2023 Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Semester 1 intakes.

PHOENIX CLASS LEVEL COMPARISON TABLE

Class Description CEFR*iPEPT* LevelExpected progress

approx. TOFEL Band Score Equivalent 

iBT

approx. IELTS Band Score EquivalentRecommended Entry Point for further study
BeginnerSurvivalAl10%6-10 wks0-291 
Elementary Al+20%6-10 wks 2 
Pre-Intermediate ASocialA230%6-10 wks30-403 
Pre-Intermediate B A2+35%6-10 wks 3.5 
Intermediate AVocationalB140%6-10 wks41-524 
Intermediate B B1+50%6-10 wks615 
Upper-IntermediateAcademicB255%6-10 wks715.5 
Pre-Advanced/ Express English B2+60%6-10 wks79-806

Bachelor Degree; Cambridge C AE; Internship; Postgraduate Coursework

*exceptions are Bachelorof Law, Bachelorof Nursing, Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Education

Advanced ATechnicalCl65%6-10 wks88-896.5Postgraduate Research
Advanced B Cl+70%6-10 wks92-937CELTA 
Expert AExpertC275%6-10 wks96 -1107.5+DELTA, TAE
Expert B C2+80%6-10 wks111-1207.5+ 

Academic background and requirement

Admission to the Master degree is available to students who have a Bachelor's degree in any area.

Career opportunities

  • Campaign and Advocacy Officer
  • International Programs Officer/Manager
  • Partnerships Officer/Manager
  • Gender Analyst/Consultant
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Water and Sanitation Advisor
  • Humanitarian Response Coordinator

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