The Master of International Development engages you with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. Specialisations in either Development Policy and Practice, Economics of Development or Politics and Development are unique and provide students with both focus and flexibility.
In this course, you’ll gain a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. You’ll also be equipped with the analytical and practical skills needed to engage critically in development issues and debates from an interdisciplinary perspective, and to work across broad areas of development research, practice, and policy. The course begins with foundation units in development theory and case studies of development practice, before you choose a specialisation in one of a number of areas, including development in practice; politics of development; and economics of development.