Study Master of Social Change and Development

"The combination of lectures, presentations and videos was much more diverse than I had experienced before. There are so many resources to choose from. I really appreciated the library and other resources. I’m very happy with the facilities available for learning."

Achyut, Master of Social Change and Development

    Study Social Change at the University of Newcastle

This programme is perfect for students who want to pursue a career in the not-for-profit sector and will equip you with the foundational knowledge to begin that journey. Qualified professionals are highly in demand for roles in community development and policy analysis, and this programme will prepare you for positions within development projects, aid organisations and government departments.

There is much scope for graduates to work with the international community also, working in developing countries and with non-governmental organisations. The programme is taught through core modules where you will learn about globalisation and economic development in relation to specific social groups as well as gender, ethnicity and social movements.

    Get the skills to make a difference

The Master of Social Change and Development looks at the global issues, their impact on communities, and teaches you the theoretical and practical side of development. You will learn how to improve your contribution and effectiveness in the area of social change and development.

The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in key areas including Aboriginal studies, organisational leadership and capacity building, trade and development, and sustainable agriculture and food security – in Australia and around the world.

    Start your career in development

This Master in Social Change and Development gives you the opportunity to create your own research work, enabling those who work in the field to pursue their interest and those new to development to explore paths for their career.

Graduates from this programme can find employment as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators and managers. You may start a career in Australia, which is involved in many government-funded development projects, or take your skills into a global development career.