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Master of International Trade and Development

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM125

CRICOS 089644F

The Master of International Trade and Development (MITD) aims to:

  • instil the ability to think and act strategically about international trade and development issues
  • 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 degree 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 degree equipped to put their newly gained knowledge into practice in their workplace, with a practically-oriented 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.

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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM125
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM125

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a credit average
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Available on a trimester basis in February and September

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500


    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

    Careers in international trade, aid and development increasingly require knowledge and skills that transcend traditional academic disciplines. Government officials, business representatives, international aid agency employees and others working in today's global environment need a broad background in economics, international law, trade policy, sustainable development and business.

    The Master of International Trade and Development is a unique, practical and multidisciplinary degree that aims to instil its graduates with the understanding of global regional and national trade, investment and development issues, the ability to design and implement good policy to achieve good governance and to negotiate trade agreements.

    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:

    Potential careers

    Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Economic Researcher, Public Servant, Research Assistant, Foreign Aid Worker, International Aid Agency Employee, Business Consultant, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Consultant, 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 Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, ...

  • 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 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.

    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
    LAW 7099: International Trade Transactions and the Law
    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, 24 Oct 2017