This course provides you with an understanding of the practice of community development, the broad range of settings in which it is carried out, social research methods and social policy forces that impact on practice.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
People involved with government, neighbourhood groups, social action, overseas aid, schools, local councils, sustainability, Indigenous groups, social services, the arts, business and tourism, are all talking about community development as a new way of doing things.
The Master of Community Development provides you with an understanding of the practice of community development, the broad range of settings in which it is carried out, social research methods and social policy forces that impact on practice. As part of this course, you will undertake an original, substantive investigation of a community development issue under the supervision of a Murdoch University staff member.
This course will enhance practitioners’ qualifications and open opportunities for those interested in undertaking social research in settings such as community and social services, local government, overseas aid work, economic and social planning, sustainable development and Indigenous governance.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
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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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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