International and community developmentDiscipline
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.
If compassion for other communities motivates you, advance your existing career by gaining a relevant, skills-based, theoretically sound professional qualification. Deakin's international and community development program is one of the longest established in Australia. Learning from exceptional staff, you’ll develop a good balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to allow you to formulate, resource, implement and evaluate development projects that benefit the communities in which you work.
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 Master of International and Community Development brought together my passions and hopes with theory and grounded research. Overall the course provided a more stable foundation for making a quality contribution to local and overseas development work.
Founder and Executive Director, Foxglove Project
Employment in the international and community development field provides a wide range of opportunities, both internationally and domestically. Graduates may find employment across the variety of organisations who work for social justice, empowerment, poverty alleviation and community development, including NGOs, local community-based organisations, and national and provincial government departments.
You can choose to gain valuable skills, make international connections and add value to your course through one of our many global volunteering and study abroad options.
Master of International and Community Development
Dr. Rob Nabben and Dr. Anthony Ware give an overview of the course.
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.
Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees
If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees through our Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.
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