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Master of International Development

  • Masters (Coursework)

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Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)

About this course

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of International Development requires you to have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies, or equivalent, with a minimum B average across the 200 and 300 level courses.

You may also apply if you have any Bachelor's degree with a B average across the 200 and 300 level courses along with relevant field or industry experience of an appropriate kind and duration. Please note that field experience includes:

  • voluntary work (eg refugee resettlement with Red Cross, or supporting a disadvantaged community group in NZ);
  • other relevant work or experience (eg a social worker, nurse or teacher in NZ or overseas);
  • specific development experience (eg an engineer who worked in Nepal).

You will need to provide your curriculum vitae outlining your experience.

If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in International Development, or equivalent, with a B average, you can complete the Master of International Development with 120 credits. Please check the regulations for more information.

When you apply for 131897 Research Report or 131816 Thesis Part I you must submit a research proposal to the School of People, Environment and Planning.

Submission dates:
Semester One 2020 course 1 December 2019
Semester Two 2020 course 1 May 2020
Summer School 2020 course 1 September 2020

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations


Distance Learning