International and community development
Get involved in the development of programs to improve the lives of citizens around the world. A career in international and community development will enable you to promote justice, reduce poverty, and build sustainable living environments.
Deakin's international academic partnerships: over 400
Our development program: one of the first established in Australia
If compassion for other communities motivates you, advance your existing career by gaining relevant, skills-based, theoretically sound professional qualifications. This will help you complete project work and reduce poverty in local and international communities.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
The international and community development program is one of the longest established in Australia. Learn from a highly developed program, taught by exceptional staff.
Research with us
If you choose to complete your higher degree by research with us, you will be guided by some of the best. Our international and community development program is one of the longest established in Australia, so you’ll be supervised by staff with years of teaching experience in this highly developed course.
Recent Deakin research
Facilitating community development projects within Myanmar: preliminary results of international NGO interviews
By Anthony Ware, 2012
What do our students and staff say?
Master of International and Community Development
Dr. Rob Nabben and Dr. Anthony Ware give an overview of the course.
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