Is social change and development for you?
The degree is designed for you, if you wish to pursue a career with government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve your effectiveness as an administrator, researcher, development planner, educator, or manager. There is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations, as well as in government departments engaged in development work, both in Australia and in developing countries.
While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The degree aims to equip professionals with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge, which can meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment.
The Master of Social Change and Development is available in the following areas of interest:
- general program – follows your areas of interest
- organisational leadership and capacity building
- trade and development
- sustainable agriculture and food security for rural development.