Master of International Trade and Development Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM125
CRICOS 089644F

Achieve sustainable economic development  

In a conflicted and inequitable world, practical and informed steps towards positive growth are key. Global collaboration is needed to secure a stable, positive future for our planet.

Our Master of International Trade and Development (MITD) equips you for leading roles in areas related to economic growth and development. We help you build the knowledge, networks and capacity to enable change.   

What will you do?

  • Gain practical insights into the political dynamics of trading environments.
  • Understand the roles of key domestic, regional and global players.
  • Consider opportunities and challenges facing businesses and economies in a globalised world.
  • Build advanced legal and commercial knowledge.
  • Learn negotiation and leveraging strategies through case-based learning experiences.

Where could it take you?

Your role on the global stage is dictated only by your own ambitions. You could find yourself at a world summit, coming up with strategies for achieving long-term international goals. You might look after your community’s interests as a local MP. Perhaps you’ll be an international marketing manager, investment consultant, trade agreements negotiator, corporate export director or economic researcher. 

Note: The MITD degree is a 36-unit program taught over 1 or 1.5 years. The price quoted on Degree Finder is for the standard 24 units per year program load.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM125
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM125

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 089644F
    Intake January and September
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a credit average.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Master of International Trade and Development graduates emerge equipped with a deep knowledge of trade-and-development-related theory, frameworks and issues. They have the practical skills to develop, negotiate, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of policies intended to create more business-enabling environments—and distribute the benefits of globalisation more widely across societies.

    The degree is suitable for professionals seeking a wide range of rewarding careers in international trade, aid and development. Potential roles exist in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and may include:

    • corporate export manager
    • diplomatic corps officer
    • international development official
    • development assistance officer
    • international marketing manager
    • export market development official
    • national development planner
    • international trade and investment consultant
    • trade agreements negotiator.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Work placement can include:

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    Potential careers

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

  • Degree Structure

    The Master of International Trade and Development is a 36 unit degree that may be completed in only 12 or 18 months of full-time study. The duration will depend on the courses enrolled in each term.

    Students in this degree are required to undertake 36 units of Trade, Economics and Law courses. Most courses are taught intensively, either as three two-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.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan

    Core courses to the value of 21 units ECON 7200: Economic Principles (M)
    LAW 7070: International Trade Law
    TRADE 5000: International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements
    TRADE 5001: International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities
    TRADE 7003: Research Methods in International Trade
    TRADE 7004: Principles of International Trade and Development
    TRADE 7005: Agriculture and Food in International Trade
    Three courses to the value of 9 units TRADE 7007 Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Trade and Sustainable Development
    TRADE 7009: International Aid and Trade
    TRADE 7008: Services, Trade and Developing World Labour Markets
    TRADE 7012: Trade Statistics
    AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
    ECON 7221: The Economics of Climate Change
    Industry Placement or International Internship or Professions Internship or Professions Study Tours or Exchange for Business PG Students.

    * A Student who wishes to pursue higher degree by research studies in the future should complete the 12 unit research project and may only take courses to a value of 3 units as electives.
    Research component TRADE 7014A and TRADE 7014B Research Project in International Trade (6 units)

    Or to pursue higher degree by research studies in the future:

    TRADE 7013A and TRADE 7013B Research Project in International Trade (12 units)


    Class participation, essays/projects and final examination.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020