Graduate Diploma of Global Development

Make a difference to global futures with the University ranked #1 in the world for collaborative partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*. *Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020

Progress towards your Masters

Build your expertise

#1 in the world*

Collaborating for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 202

#1 in Queensland*

Full-time employment *Good Universities Guide 2020, PG outcomes


  • Online: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Joyce Gehr

    Master of Global Development

    The Global Development program offered me a great blend of theoretical knowledge and opportunities for professional development through hands-on learning and work-placement opportunities. It truly made my postgraduate experience memorable, enriching, challenging and a worthwhile investment.

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    Rachel Young

    Master of Global Development

    Wanting a career change, I chose to study the Global Development program. The course has increased my perspective and critical understanding of what ‘development’ means and the realisation that social, political, economic and cultural inequalities are faced everywhere, not just in so-called ‘developing countries'.

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    Kearrin Sims

    Course Coordinator, Global Development

    The Global Development suite of courses is a university-wide study program that provides expertise and skills development across multiple sectors. You will acquire complex theoretical knowledge and the practical skills required to work locally, nationally or globally in a meaningful career.