International Aid and Development

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Aid and Development

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Do you dream of finding ways to help reduce poverty, work on international aid and development projects and create change within communities? This course will teach you the skills and ways of thinking you need to help change the future.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1356
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 079364G
  • Course Code

    • B1356
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

It’s a sad reality that millions of people around the world are living in poverty. International aid and development can come in many forms including money, medicine, food, education, disaster relief and recovery, helping communities develop a better future, and much more.

In this course, you’ll explore the challenges and the changing approaches to international aid by governments, international organisations and aid agencies, and gain an in-depth understanding of international development programs and approaches.

An important part of international aid and development is helping people to help create change themselves. You’ll focus on how to work with people to help them develop skills for what’s known as participatory development practice. This is a process that empowers people with the skills, knowledge and access to resources they need to make a lasting difference in their own community.

6 reasons to study International Aid and Development

  • Travel to Indonesia for a semester or summer as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program to put your learning into practice.
  • Take on international aid and development volunteering projects which will count towards your academic credits.
  • Work with local and international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
  • Learn from experts in international aid as they share their experience and insights from a range of perspectives.
  • Gain critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills you can apply in any career.
  • Expand your skill set and boost your career prospects with a double major.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • Understanding international politics
  • Creative ways to work with community
  • International aid and development in practice
  • Sex and gender matters
  • Sustainable urban communities

Career opportunities

With a degree in International Aid and Development, you could work in a range of roles in Australia or overseas. Your career options could include:

  • Aid and Development Worker
  • International Diplomacy
  • Refugee and Migrant Support Worker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Officer

You might work in international agencies or organisations such as the United Nations, UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross, non-government organisations (NGOs) such as Oxfam, World Vision and CARE, government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, or pursue many other opportunities.

Recommend double majors and combined degrees

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Business and Governance
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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