About the Macquarie Master of Global Health and Development Studies

5 March 2015

The Development Studies specialisation within The Master of Global Health and Development Studies at Macquarie University aims to provide training for those who seek to develop their expertise and work in a wide range of fields related to development assistance, international aid, community development (local and international), humanitarian aid and change management in cross-cultural settings.

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Key features

  • Offers a unique opportunity to gain specialised skills and training in the field of development studies.
  • Opportunity to undertake a supervised research-based project where students design and conduct their own independent project, practice their newly acquired skills and put theory into action.
  • You will develop culturally relevant professional leadership skills to work collaboratively to set priorities, identify issues and address the practical problems within a variety of contexts.
  • An applied anthropology focus and an opportunity to learn and apply ethnographic or social impact assessment methods.

Career Opportunities

  • community development, humanitarian or international and domestic aid worker
  • research, policy or program specialist
  • in-country field researcher, analyst and consultant
  • development, health and social impact analyst


Government, non-governmental, humanitarian, research, social and health services, disaster relief and multilateral aid organisations; or other groups concerned with development, human rights, gender, health, Indigenous issues, and refugee, migration and immigration issues.
Program: Master of Global Health and Development Studies
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intakes: February
Entry Requirements
The Master of Global Health and Development Studies is suitable for students coming from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. For example, graduates from the social sciences, behavioural or health science with some social science background; or those with work experience as a development professional, social worker or health professional.

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