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.