Master of Development Studies

Full Time / Part-time

Master of Development Studies

University of Sydney
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    1st year fees
  • 72
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 1 - 1.5 years


Master of Development Studies is a 1 - 1.5 years Masters program taught at University of Sydney, . The program is offered in campus-based modes with full Time and part-time options. To successfully obtain Master of Development Studies from University of Sydney you are required to complete 72 credit hours. After completion of Master of Development Studies you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Consultant, Public Relations Consultant, Poverty Alleviation, Social Worker.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Master of Development Studies at University of Sydney for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by University of Sydney.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by University of Sydney as pre-requiste for admission in Master of Development Studies.

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) criteria below:

Admission to candidature for the Master of Development Studies (1.5 years full-time) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, including a major in a relevant subject area in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

Admission to candidature for the Master of Development Studies (1 year full-time) requires:

  • completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Development Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • an Honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • relevant professional work experience and a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average or an equivalent qualification.

If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the Master’s degree, you may be able to enter via a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the Master’s after successful completion of the shorter course.

Courses Units

You need to complete 72 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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