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Overseas Aid and International Development

Undergraduate | MUR-SUS207 | 2024

Appraise how effective Australian overseas aid and development policies are. Form a picture of key development agencies. Unpack the motivations behind international aid. Engage in historical and philosophical analyses of the ongoing debates in this field.

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Overseas Aid and International Development

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. participate in critical discussion concerning the nature of interactions between development agencies and target communities within the developed and the developing world
    2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts theories and practices of overseas aid and international development
    3. reflect critically on recent debates informing development, the motivations behind international aid, and the attendant difficulties in its delivery
    4. analyse why overseas aid and international development remain so contested within international relations and such a problematic context for altruistic notions of help
    5. work both independently, and collaboratively in a respectful manner with a range of people
    6. communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-AID204 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-COD204 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

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