Master of Leadership for Development

Course overview

  • 2 years part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Spring Intake - August


Learn to lead with confidence and tackle contemporary development challenges collaboratively to drive real change.

In today's complex and rapidly changing global environment, development leaders need a new style of leadership.

Drawing on the strength of two world-class institutions, the University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have developed this fully online master program focused on the practical skills, global connections and collaborative outlook needed to make a real difference in the development sector.

Challenging the traditional narrative around leadership, the course will equip you to become a contemporary leader who works in partnership with people to effect meaningful change.

As you earn your joint degree, you will be taught by a team of international leaders in the field, gaining a global perspective on development issues and building a diverse network of development colleagues in the process.

As a fully online, part-time program, the Master of Leadership for Development allows you to study from anywhere in the world and supports you to combine study with work, so you can start implementing change from day one.

Who is this course for?

The Master of Leadership for Development is for those wanting to reposition themselves as leaders in development.

You can be from any disciplinary background working in or alongside the global development sector, including managers, planners, policymakers, consultants, educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and community advocates. As a fully online, part-time program, it is ideal for those working full time.

If you want to transform your career to drive real impact and influence this master’s program is for you.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.