Master of Global Development

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

In a world where change is the only constant, the Master of Global Development will give you a deep understanding of policy, politics, people and power in the modern world. If you are looking to develop your thought leadership skills and identify new, creative solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Master of Global Development is the right fit for you.This degree was developed to align with the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, created to address the world's most pressing challenges - including ending poverty and bringing economic prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace and good governance to all countries and all people by 2030. During your study, you will examine the dynamics of global issues including:Climate Change and Disaster ManagementDevelopment EconomicsHealth and DevelopmentHuman Rights and DevelopmentLaw Politics and PlanningSustainable DevelopmentAs part of your degree, you will work with experts from across the university including our research centres, and will be connected with the international development community. This means you can feel confident you will graduate with the critical perspective, strategic knowledge and contacts necessary to work towards agile solutions to these big issues - and make a difference.DurationThe Master of Global Development offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:You may be eligible to complete this program in 2 years full time, or part-time equivalent, if you have: Bachelor, any disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of advanced standing) if you have: Bachelor, related discipline ORGraduate Certificate, related disciplineYou may be eligible to complete this program in 1 year full time, or part-time equivalent (with 80 credit points of advanced standing), if you have: Bachelor Honours, related discipline ORGraduate Diploma, related discipline


  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs
  • Environment and Development
  • GBS Dissertation
  • Independent Project
  • Industry Project
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Key Issues in Development Studies
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • PG Business Internship I
  • Public Participation and Social Impact Assessment
  • Research Design
  • Research Methods for Policy Makers
  • Social Determinants of Health

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree (4.0 GPA) or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $70,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $54,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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