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Master of Development Practice
Develop the practical and intellectual skills to navigate the complex landscape of development, critically engage with key debates and be part of creating sustainable alternatives for the future.
UQ’s Master of Development Practice program addresses key challenges in the world today, including the rights of Indigenous people, inequality, gender, health, violence, alternative economics, climate justice and environmental sustainability.
With a diversity of delivery options – including intensive, online, practice-based learning environments and in-field research – this 1.5 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program is designed to fit in with your interests and availability, whether you're starting, advancing or rethinking your career.
Local communities in Australia and overseas are situated within rich and complex global dynamics. Our program equips you with theoretically informed skills to embrace the challenges of understanding, practising and rethinking development at different scales.
Drawing from anthropology, community development, planning, political science, sociology and related fields, UQ's Development Practice offers you a unique, multidisciplinary and practice-based learning experience.
Our graduates work across government, industry and community settings in development, social services, health, planning and elsewhere, to contribute to collaborative social change.
- Benefit from a program taught and supervised by scholars engaged in the field through research and practice.
- Become part of a multicultural study environment and connect to an international cohort who contribute rich and diverse experiences.
- Develop a strong multidisciplinary foundation and complete core courses including community development, planning, sociology, international relations and politics.
- Join a program that welcomes applicants from various academic, professional and cultural backgrounds who are eager to rethink and redefine development practice.
Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.
- Feb Deadline: Nov
Application Processing Time in Days: 28
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Community development practitioner
- Multicultural liaison officer
- Social inclusion officer
- Indigenous community adviser
- Community planning and policy adviser
- International aid worker
- Outreach services officer
- Sustainability researcher
- Humanitarian aid official
- Community development manager
2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Development Practice or Graduate Certificate in Community Development from UQ, or
- a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience in a paid or substantial volunteer capacity, evidenced through the submission of a portfolio that demonstrates the contribution made to the organisation or relevant community of interest, or
- the UQx Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters® credential with a percent grade of at least 65% in the Leadership in Global Development Capstone Assessment plus 3 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include anthropology, sociology, social science, development studies, community development, political science, human geography, philosophy, communication, social work, human services, planning, various streams of environmental studies and/or management, urban studies, and international studies.
You must have completed a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content in the relevant discipline, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
Select where you studied and your qualification to see the GPA equivalent you need to be considered for this program.
Use the GPA equivalent as a guide. When you apply, we’ll calculate your GPA using the UQ grading scale. Any failing grades will be included. Entry requirements are subject to change.
- Course Code: 082606B
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year 06 Month
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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