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Master of International Development

Course Description

This course offers a unique combination of theoretical and practical subjects that support critical engagement with various aspects of development. More specifically, it aims to:
. enhance understanding of the complexity of development as theory and as practice
. nurture an appreciation of cultural diversity in development, and engender respect for indigenous and local knowledge in thinking about problem-solving
. improve understanding of the development industry and its structure, politics and power
. develop skills that facilitate social change, such as networking, advocacy and communication
. provide an understanding of development practice, including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.

The course was developed in consultation with major development agencies in Australia. Our Associate Professor of International Development is a former employee of Oxfam.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Additional information

The Master of International Development has nested exit points so students can exit with a qualification should they not meet the requirements of the Master. These nested exit points are a Graduate Certificate (60 credit points) and a Graduate Diploma (120 credit points).

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international/undergraduate-and-postgraduate) or ask us a question (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Visit the Master of International Development page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed an Australian three-year undergraduate degree, or approved international equivalent in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B Grade average.A student who enters the Master's with a Bachelor's degree in a cognate discipline may be granted Advanced Standing (credit), and only complete 180 credit points for the degree.

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