Master of Social Change and Development (Pre 2015)

This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new applications for admission will be accepted.


This program is available for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Master of Social Change and Development (Program code 12353).

The program is designed to provide students who wish to pursue a career with government agencies, non government organisations (NGOs) and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve their effectiveness as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators, or managers. As Australia engages more and more with developing countries in the region, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations.

While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The program aims to equip professionals with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge, which can meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment.

The Master of Social Change and Development is available in the following areas of interest.

  • Generic
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • International and Development Economics
  • Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development
  • Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building.

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