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Master of International Development - 193JA

Course Code: 193JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 880523
CRICOS Code: 074938D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Masters of International Development is an interdisciplinary course that examines the theory and practice of development in a global context. The program focuses on three linked themes relevant at both the local and global levels: professional practice, sustainable development, and development management. The aim of the course is to produce graduates who combine a critical understanding of relevant development theories with the practical skills required to plan, implement, and monitor development projects successfully. The course is designed and taught by academics who have extensive experience as development practitioners, and who are able to share the knowledge gained from the field in the class room, and make links between the theory and practice of development.

Units offered in the course are structured around development practice and cross-cultural practices in dealing with issues of poverty, empowerment, agency, as well as socio-economic and political development not merely in the context of developing countries but in relevant contexts in South as well as North. The concept of Gender mainstreaming has been taken aboard holistically and each unit has incorporated the need for including gender as a core concept to be practiced across the course. The Master of International Development will provide an understanding of the principal ways in which theories of development critically engage with development politics and practices leading to sustainable development. It provides a solid foundation of the skills needed to plan, design, manage, monitor and evaluate development activities in a global context. Core elements of the course ?Development Research? and Development Research Project? are the highlights and effectively address UC policy on enhanced research capabilities and professional practice.

The course aims to prepare graduates who will be the new generation of practitioners and scholars with the ability to engage with the theories as well as practice with a strong commitment to sustainable development in local as well as global contexts. The Masters of International Development is suitable for those who have an undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline or have gained professional experience by working with public or private sector development agencies. International Development graduates will be employable in the public development sector but also in non-governmental and multinational development organizations in Australia and abroad. Graduate employment opportunities range from entry to higher-level jobs especially to those who have a relevant academic background or work experience in the relevant industry. The International Development course will lead to career in development agencies such as World Vision Australia, Oxfam, TEAR, Save the Children Plan, Australian Red Cross and AUSAID. Graduates will also be able to pursue higher degree research courses at UC and use the course as a pathway to PhD research.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University.

Applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree in a related/cognate field may be granted credit for 12 credit points of unspecified credit and admission into the 1.5 year (EFTSL) program.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of International Development M IntlDev

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in International Development Graduate Diploma in International Development

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$19,900

$28,700

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Developed skills to critically engage with contemporary theories as well as practices in Development Studies 2. Analysis and inquiry
Acquired knowledge about development issues across the world, especially focusing on under-privileged communities in the under-developed, developing and developed worlds 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Understood changes in development theory and trends in practice as they apply to local and global development processes 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
Developed skills to apply gender mainstreaming holistically and incorporating this into all aspects of development practice 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Developed an understanding of participatory approaches and will be able to apply these skills in the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation processes of international development projects 2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Acquired knowledge and understanding of the politics of different aspects of development processes, practices and advocacy 3. Problem solving
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Gained skills to articulate an ethical approach to international development that considers social, cultural and environmental factors 2. Analysis and inquiry
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Developed skills articulate on their individual professional practice and apply and practice these skills in the context of development 2. Analysis and inquiry
4. Working independently and with others
5. Professionalism and social responsibility
Developed skills to apply principles of practice-led research in international development 1. Communication
2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
Developed skills to undertake independent research, and present practice-led research in the field of international development 1. Communication
2. Analysis and inquiry
3. Problem solving
4. Working independently and with others
Developed advanced skills to communicate international development practice through research 1. Communication
4. Working independently and with others
Graduate Diploma in International development
The Graduate Diploma is designed to provide a solid understanding and practical skills to graduates. It covers development theories and gender issues. The course contents focuses on developing the technical skills needed in the field by offering practical subjects such as humanitarian intervention and reconstruction, rural development, agro-forestry and microfinance. It also introduces students to core concepts and knowledge of planning, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. This course will provide graduates with skills required by local and international development organisations.
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Graduate Certificate in International Development
The Graduate Certificate is designed to provide a solid and practical introduction to graduates and development practitioners. It will introduce them to core concepts and knowledge of designing development projects. It focuses on development theories and gender issues and provides graduates and development practitioners with skills needed to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate development projects in different contexts.
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Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in International Development on completion of the following units: - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Projects PG - Gender and Development G Students may choose to exit with a Graduate Diploma in International Development on completion of the following units: - History and Politics of the Theories of Development G - Planning and Designing International Development Projects PG - Monitoring and Evaluating International Development Projects PG - Gender and Development G - Conflicts, Humanitarian Intervention and Reconstruction G - Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Development PG - Rural Development and agro-forestry PG - Micro-credit and risk management in Development PG.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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