- Future Students
Why Study Development Practice at UQ
There are a number of reasons why Development Practice at UQ is for you -
The program is taught by academics and practitioners who are leaders in their fields, who maintain strong links across the development sector and engage in a range of professional consultancies.
Be exposed to cutting edge research and approaches to development by investigating the challenges and opportunities of development, including the relationship between development, inequality and governance.
Take advantage of the thoughtfully designed multi-disciplinary program combining development insights from environmental and urban planning and management, sociology and anthropology, community development and international politics of development.
Keep in-touch with current issues and expert advice. Our External Reference Panel comprising of leaders across the development sector and academia ensures our programs stay in touch and engaged with government, industry and civil society.
Be prepared and professional. We understand the importance of practical skills, job preparedness and community links to our students and assist to identify a rage of opportunities including internships, workshops and career options.
What can I study?
Our flexible program offers you the following options to suit your study plans:
Graduate Certificate in Development Practice (Duration: 1 semester)
Master of Development Practice (1.5 years)
You are given the opportunity to articulate to the next level by completing one program of study.
While the program is designed to offer a multidiciplinary understanding of development, a component of the program offers students an opportunity to specialise in one of the four study themes or to combine elements of each:
- Community Development
- Development Planning
- Politics of Global Development
- Planning for Social Development
What job can I get?
Students graduating from this program have opportunities for employment in organisations such as, international development institutions (for example, AusAID or USAID); foreign policy sections of national governments; multilateral development agencies, regional development banks (ADB) and United Nations agencies; planning and management within local government; and NGOs working at local and international levels.
For more details about career opportunities please go to the internships and opportunities section of our website.
To view our graduate profiles click here.
How do I apply?
So you have deceided that Development Practice is for you! The next step you need to take is to apply to the University of Queensland - please follow the links below.
Why Study at UQ?
The University of Queensland is located in the beautiful and livable city of Brisbane. When you come to The University of Queensland your learning experience will be enriched by first class services and facilities and exciting research and international study opportunities.
Can I get a scholarship or financial assistance?
If your family and friends are helping with your decision to study in Australia, you can visit the UQ International website to download information about UQ in a range of languages to share with them.