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Master of International Trade and Development

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 081154M

No new admissions into this program for 2017.

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The Master of International Trade and Development aims to instil the ability to think and act strategically about international trade and development issues.

The program aims to provide students with a practical understanding of current international trade and investment issues, the political dynamics of the negotiating environment and the opportunities and challenges presented to businesses by the globalised economy.

This program is designed to give graduates a competitive edge by providing them with an interactive case-study based background in how business and government interact in trade negotiations, leveraging commercial opportunities arising out of trade agreements, and practical legal and commercial aspects of export marketing.

Students will leave the program equipped to put their newly gained knowledge into practice in their workplace with a practically-orientated understanding of global, regional and national trade, investment and development issues.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STUDENTS: The MITD program is a 36 unit program taught over 1 or 1.5 years (see Program Structure for more information). The price quoted on this site is for the standard 24 units per annum program load.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Graduate entry only.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Business Consultant, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Consultant, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Politician, Economic Researcher, Public Servant, Research Assistant, Export / Import trade, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Aid Worker, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, International Aid Agency Employee, International Development Worker, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst ...

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    The Master of International Trade and Development is a 48 unit program and may be completed in only 18 months of full-time study.

    Students in this program are required to undertake 48 units of Trade, Economics and Law courses. Most courses are taught intensively, either as three 2-day intensive modules (taught on a Friday afternoon and all day Saturday) , or as a week-long intensive course.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Example Study Plan

    To qualify for the degree of Master of International Trade and Development, you must complete courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising the following:

    Indicative study plan

    Core Courses
    (24 units) 

    TRADE 5000 International Trade Negotiations & Agreements

    TRADE 5001 International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities

    TRADE 7003 Research Methods in International Trade

    TRADE 7004 Principles of International Trade & Development

    TRADE 7005 Agriculture & Food in International Trade

    ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M)

    LAW 7070 International Trade Law


    AGRIBUS 7054 Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis, or

    ECON 7058 Development Economics 

    (12 units from the following)

    TRADE 7006 Research Project in International Trade(A)

    TRADE 7007 MNC's, Trade & Sustainable Development

    TRADE 7008 Services, Trade & Developing World Labour Markets

    TRADE 7009 International Aid and Trade

    TRADE 7010 Research Project in International Trade (B)

    ECON 7036 International Trade & Investment Policy

    ECON 7221 The Economics of Climate Change

    LAW 7099 International Trade Transactions & the Law

    Research Project
    (12 units)

    Research Project 


    (1) For this program, it is essential to see designated Program Adviser from the Professions Postgraduate Hub for a personalised study plan

    (2) Although this study plan relates to a 48 unit program, a 36 unit program has been approved for students to enter in 2016. The current program has been designed so that students can migrate from the 48 to the 36 unit one if they so wish


    Class participation, reports/essays, research projects and final examination
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