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Master of International and Community Development Deakin University




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Get the expertise to respond to challenges of poverty, disempowerment and wider development aspirations in creative, effective and culturally-sensitive ways.

Good development promotes justice, reduces poverty and builds environments for people to lead sustainable, productive and fulfilling lives.

Development programs and project work for poverty reduction and social cohesion are major areas of professional employment. You can focus your studies on countries undergoing the development process or on communities within Australia.

Deakin’s Master of International and Community Development provides you with analytical skills to understand the contexts of development programs as well as practical skills. These skills help you formulate, resource, implement, and evaluate international and community development projects.

As part of this course, you’ll be required to undertake research in a relevant area. You’ll also develop a good balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to allow you to undertake projects that benefit the communities in which you work.

Course structure

To qualify for the Master of International Community Development, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study according to one of the options listed below and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

Employment in the 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. These include civil society organisations such as Non-Government Organisations, Government agencies, bilateral, and multilateral agencies, as well as the private sector. There is also potential work opportunities in related areas including teaching, the travel industry, consulting enterprises, journalism, and government and non-government agencies concerned with the flow of trade, services, capital and personnel. Students wishing to pursue a career in further research may take research options one or two within the MICD.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of International and Community Development.

Online/Distance (2 years full-time)

Tuition fees

A$30,000.00 (15,55,617) per year

This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


13-Jul-20, 09-Nov-20, 08-Mar-21


Cloud Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,



3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline,


Other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6; TOEFL IBT: 70, Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577, Writing 4.5; CPE: 176 No band less than 169; CAE: 176 No band less than 169; PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with grades of A or B in Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading; DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (60%).

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