Comments about Master of Arts (International Development) - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
The course is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers where in-depth knowledge is required on the theoretical and policy issues in international development. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of current development policies areas such as environmentally sustainable development and poverty relation, and of the development of theories underpinning policy approaches. The course includes a research component and a research induction topic which trains students in the skills required for undertaking their research project or thesis.The course is international in scope, with generic topics offering case study material drawn from Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. Students will be able to pursue elective topics in education, environmental studies, international relations and political studies, population and human resource development, public health, public management and gender studies. A selection of specialised topics is available on specific countries and regions.Learning outcomesGraduates will be able to: * display a thorough understanding of the historical and contemporary debates on key development policy areas; * analyse development issues using appropriate analytical tools and frameworks; * discuss development strategies within the context of development theories; * investigate how development has been practised in specific fields such as education, health, human resources, international relations, human rights and gender equality; * design, conduct and report on a research project in the field of international development.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.Credit may be granted, on application, for comparative prior studies.
Master of Arts (International Development)
The Master of Arts (International Development) is a 72-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in International Development. It is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in International Development and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in International Development, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses, or courses that are deemed equivalent, may be awarded credit for related topics.
The 18-unit Graduate Certificate in International Development and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in International Development are also offered by distance education.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [January, 2009]
A student's program of study must be approved by the Program Approver.
To qualify for the Master of Arts (International Development), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Intellectual Traditions in International Development #
Sustainable Development #
Development Problems, Policies and Programs #
Students must choose one of the following research topics:
International Development Research Thesis *
International Development Research Thesis *
International Development Research Project
International Development Research Paper
Students must make up the remaining units (for a total of 72 units) from the following.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
The West and the Rest #
Gender, Public Health and International Development #
Practicum in International Development
Gender Analysis #
Gender Mainstreaming #
Strategic Planning and Managment #
Globalisation: Issues and Challenges
Sustainable Environmental Management
Asian Regional Development
Governance and the New Political Economy of East Asia
Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development
Debating Human Rights in International Relations
International Human Rights: Theory and Practice
African Politics: Global Issues
Primary Health Care in Developing Countries #
Management in Non-Government Organisations #
Public Policy #
Contemporary Issues in Public Policy #
Critical Systems Thinking and Practice #
Regionalism, Decentralisation and Governance #
Governance and Public Policy
Human Resource Development
Population and Environment
Women's Health and Child Survival
Introduction to Gender and Development
A Walk on the Wild Side: Gender and International Politics
Engendering Justice, Rights and Representation: Gender, State and Citizenship
Women's Studies: Research Strategies
# Topics are available in external mode.
* Conditional entry: must have achieved a Distinction average in the Graduate Diploma in International Development or equivalent degree.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
* no topic may be attempted more than twice;
* a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken; and
* the program must be completed within eight consecutive semesters.