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

Career opportunities

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.

Expert staff

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.

Learn more about researching with us

Master of International and Community Development

Dr. Rob Nabben and Dr. Anthony Ware give an overview of the course.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

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.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.


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