International Aid and Development

Bachelor of Arts in International Aid and Development

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 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.

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge of aid & development theories, philosophies, approaches and policies.
  • Develop and manage aid & development projects of increasing complexity, working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Construct compelling, well-researched arguments pertaining to aid & development.
  • Formulate clear and persuasive written and spoken communication for community and professional audiences, using a range of appropriate styles and formats.
  • Engage with complex and often controversial aid & development issues in ways that are respectful, collaborative, ethical, and interdisciplinary.
  • Critically evaluate and apply a wide range of aid & development interventions at the local, regional and global levels.


Find out more

This Murdoch University course is offered online through our partner, Open Universities Australia (OUA). For more information about the course and admissions, please visit the OUA website.