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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Aid and Development

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079364G

Level of study: Undergraduate


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

Take on international aid and development volunteering projects which will count towards your academic credit.
Work with local and international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
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.

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 25,920 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2022
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 3 years

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150