Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Social Sciences
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorDr Samanthi Gunawardana


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


International development is an interdisciplinary area of study focused on understanding and addressing the political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges that can lead to extreme poverty, poor health, fragile governance, inequality and environmental vulnerability. Focusing on ideas, theories, and debates in their historical and current context, students will explore issues such as governance, disaster management and resilience, global health, migration and mobility, gender, civil society, gender peace and security, human rights, political institutions, and globalization. The focus is on applying the skills and knowledge gained in the degree in order to develop sustainable solutions to the worlds most pressing problems.


For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

A6006 Master of International Development Practice