Development Practice

Why choose Development Practice

Our Development Practice Program offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to advancing the knowledge and skills of students, who seek to obtain a better understanding of the challenges of development in the contemporary context.

The program is designed to enable students to appreciate the multifaceted nature of development, draw connections, identify challenges, and devise critically informed problem-solving strategies.

Taught by internationally recognised researchers, our courses bring together aspects of community level development, urban and regional planning, social planning and evaluation of development projects, and political as well as political economy analysis from local to global levels.

The postgraduate coursework programs also provides a solid foundation for students inclined to pursue further academic research beyond the Masters Program.

Students of Development Practice will find a vibrant student community, with participants from all corners of the globe contributing rich and diverse experiences to an intellectually and practically challenging and stimulating program. Current and past students as well as lecturers from the program regularly post to the Development Practice UQ Facebook Group.

If you are a student who would like the chance to have a real say on the decision-making processes in the Development Practice Program Management Committee, and gain experience of high-level governance at work, then Students as Representatives is an opportunity for you!