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  • Objectives
    The Master of Asian Governance aims to provide students with: * a combination of conceptual skills and regional knowledge to meet the needs of those concerned with governance in the Asian region; * a political economy approach to provide a capacity to deal with diverse interests and organisational cultures; * the awareness of the need for local knowledge and multidisciplinary approaches in designing and implementing good governance; * an enhanced appreciation of the professional context in which graduates may find employment; * the ability to apply and evaluate theories in empirical situations within the Asian region. Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course, students will be able to: * use contemporary research and analytical models to improve governance; * become aware of the need for local and regional Asian knowledge to design systems of governance; * demonstrate a working knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to governance which include political economy, Asian Studies and Public Policy; * critically read, analyse and utilise the academic and professional literature in this field of study.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature, and may take into account relevant work experience.Credit may be granted, on application, for comparable prior studies.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Asian Governance
  • Course description
    The Master of Asian Governance is a 72-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Asian Governance. It requires two years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). It is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    A student's program of study must be approved by the Director of Studies. To qualify for the Master of Asian Governance 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.

        * the 36 units required for the Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance (progressive entry students receive 18 units of credit and advanced entry students 36 units of credit); and
        * a further 36 units not taken at the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level to fulfill the requirements as set out below.

    All applicants must submit to the Director of Studies a satisfactory proposal for a coherent program of studies.

    Not all of these topics will be offered every semester of every year.

    A student must complete:

    ASST9008
        

    Seminar for Asian Governance
        

    6

    at least four topics from Group A:

    Group A

    ASST9005
        

    Political Development and Change in Southeast Asia
        

    6

    ASST9006
        

    Social and Cultural Change in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9009
        

    Democracy and Asian Governance
        

    6

    ASST9010
        

    Corporate Governance in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9011
        

    Environmental Governance in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9013
        

    Cultural Politics in Modern Asia: Religion and Ethnicity in Nation-Building Politics
        

    6

    at least two topics from Group B:

    Group B

    DVST8023
        

    Development Problems, Policies and Programs
        

    6

    POAD9010
        

    Public Policy
        

    6

    POAD9116
        

    Regionalisation, Decentralisation and Governance
        

    6

    POAD9124
        

    Governance of Public Policy
        

    6

    POAD9128
        

    Development Administration
        

    6

    SOAD9024
        

    Comparative Social Policy
        

    6

    at least five topics, or four topics if enrolling in the thesis, from Group C:

    Group C

    ASST9000
        

    Dissertation
        

    12

    ASST9012
        

    Women in Asia
        

    6

    INTR9007
        

    Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development
        

    6

    POAD8102
        

    Management in Non-Government Organisations
        

    6

    POAD9114
        

    Critical Systems Thinking and Practice
        

    6

        

    And other elective topics as listed in Group B of the Graduate Diploma
        

    6

    Other topics with permission of the Director of Studies, including core and applied topics that have not been completed.

    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;
        * the program must be completed within twelve consecutive semesters.

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