What will I learn?
If you see yourself in a career with unlimited global career boundaries, then this interdisciplinary course (which is new for UC this year!) will give you an insightful understanding of the principal ways in which theories of development critically engage with development politics and practices.
This course offers a range of compelling study topics and, combined with the development of your own individual development project, your core skills will be well-developed for a career in the public development sector or in multinational organisations across Australia and abroad.
Study a Graduate Diploma in International Development at UC and you will:
gain the skills to critically engage with contemporary theories and practices in development studies
understand the changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes
gain the skills to articulate an ethical approach to international development that considers social, cultural and environmental factors.
Graduate Diploma in International Development (24 credit points)
Required Units - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
8762 - Rural Development and Agro-forestry PG - 3 cp, Level P
8763 - Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G - 3 cp, Level G
8766 - Gender and Development G - 3 cp, Level G
8767 - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - 3 cp, Level G
8768 - Micro-credit and Risk Management in Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
8769 - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
8770 - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - 3 cp, Level P
8771 - Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Development PG - 3 cp, Level P
Skills to critically engage with contemporary theories as well as practices in Development Studies
Understanding of changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes
Skills to reflect on their own practice of, and to articulate an ethical approach to, international development that considers social, cultural and environmental factors
Opportunities exist for Graduate Diploma in International Development graduates in a range of sectors, including in:
non-governmental organisations in Australia and abroad
multinational development organisations in Australia and abroad
Which department am I in? Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics
Applicants must have a bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a related field or Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field and three years' work experience or Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in an unrelated field and Graduate Certificate in Business or higher. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 with no band score below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): IBT - Overall score of 60 with no skill score below: R3: 16, L: 15, S: 18, W: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic - 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale (CES) - 169 with no individual sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.
Postgraduate: applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University.
Other English language requirements: TOEFL: PTE 50-57; CAE 52.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$18,660.00 (US$ 14,596) per year
12 February 2018, 6 August 2018
University of Canberra University Drive, BRUCE, Australian Capital Territory, 2617, CANBERRA, Australia