The UNSW Master of Development Studies is an interactive degree that provides specialist studies in international development at the local, national and global level. The full-time degree takes a participatory approach to the philosophy of human rights, social justice and community development.
This degree is taught by a team of academics who are at the forefront of national and international development practice. They bring real-world experience and expertise to an educational setting and contribute to scholarly knowledge. Our academics are experts in fields such as community and social policy; politics and human rights; refugees and migration; international development; peace; conflict and security.
Become a Global Citizen
To be a member of today’s global community means facing and navigating pressing current issues, including forced migration, gender-based violence, human rights violations, global health and disasters.
The Master of Development Studies will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make the changes you wish to see in the world. You’ll learn how to understand and negotiate the complexities of the geopolitical, economic, social, ethical and cultural contexts.
This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education.
More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.
Development Studies A – 1 year stream
Development Studies B – 1.7 year stream
Development Studies C – 2 year stream