Undergraduate major

International Aid and Development

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.

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Murdoch code

MJ-IADA

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Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study International Aid and Development at Murdoch

  1. Take on international aid and development volunteering projects which will count towards your academic credit.
  2. Work with local and international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
  3. You can expand your skill set and boost your career prospects by studying this degree with minors in Asian Studies, Gender Studies or Sustainable Development.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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. Careers 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.

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

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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