Masters Program in Development studies in Oceania

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Development studies

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.

Oceania consists of islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to encompass Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.

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Master of Development Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Wellington + 1 more

Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Oceania 2017. Development Studies seeks to explain the enormous differences in peoples’ living standards across the world and to do something about them. The programme examines the theories and practices associated with inequalities in world development, using multi-disciplinary approaches. It is concerned with the processes and relationships between people and institutions at different scales – from local, small-scale communities, through to national government agencies and international organisations. Particular attention is paid to the relationships between 'developed' and 'developing' societies, the roles played by various institutions within them and their effects on processes of social, political, economic and environmental transformation. Development Studies concerns issues of contemporary relevance to the world today including: Poverty Inequality Globalisation Gender equity Environmental change Participation and democracy Human rights International aid Our programme is accessible to graduates from a wide range of disciplines and occupations. People with work experience in community and international development are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those with a background in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to spend some time overseas in a developing country as part of their postgraduate study and Masters students usually complete a research thesis based on work in a developing country. Students have undertaken research in places as diverse as Ethiopia, East Timor, Brazil, Chile, Bhutan, South Korea, Malaysia, Samoa and Rapanui. The MDevStud degree seeks to enhance the ability of graduate students to contribute as professionals to development practice worldwide. Potential Projects All students are urged to plan their course of study with the Director of Development Studies before enrolment, as well as during the course of their programme. More Information Download the postgraduate prospectus Contact the Development Studies Programme Director, John Overton Visit the Political Economy and Development Research Group web pages for information about research and staff in this area For information about undergraduate study in Development Studies please view the Development Studies page. Prerequisites Masters students must have previously completed a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an average B+ grade or higher, in relevant 300 level courses. The following points are also taken into account before a student is accepted into the programme: appropriateness and quality of academic background and/or work experience a clear understanding of how the proposed programme fits with career goals motivation to complete the thesis within two years being able to commit ample time to the programme Course Requirements All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Part time study is possible. Part 1 A total of 120 points, made up from: DEVE 511 – 514 60 points from approved elective courses To progress to Masters Part 2, students must achieve a B+ average in all Part 1 courses. Part 2 DEVE 592 - thesis The thesis is worth 120 points and will be approximately 40,000 words (120-150 pages). It must be completed by February 28 in two years following the year of enrolment. Students begin their thesis following submission and acceptance of a full research proposal as part of DEVE 514 - Development Research, taken in the second trimester. All students should plan their course of study with the Programme Director before enrolment. Applications must be received by 10th of December in the year prior to the commencement of study. Part time study is possible. Academic requirements To study the Master of Development Studies you will need one of the following: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in same subject area Proof of English proficiency You need to demonstrate a satisfactory command of English through one of the following: IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0 TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 65 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 58) EPP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5 [-]

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. [+]

If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. The MAAPD is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field. The MAAPD offers five specialisations to choose from according to your passions: Conflict and development Gender and development Humanitarian action Indigenous policy Society and environment Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 %. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students Career opportunities: The MAAPD will advance your career in development, policy, and program management in bilateral, mulitlateral and non-government organisations or as an independent consultant. Further studies: Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master's qualification Admissions requirements By transfer from the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Flexible Double Masters The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years. CRICOS code: 088510F [-]

University of Western Australia: Master of International Development

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Helena Spain Sevilla Australia Western Australia + 4 more

The Master of International Development engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Oceania 2017. The Master of International Development, taught by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. Multi-disciplinary approach, taught by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science- across the Schools of Earth and Environment, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Social Sciences - to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded capacity to effect global and local change. [-]

Master of Development Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. [+]

Course code M1195 The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. Aimed at students from the developing world and those working in international development assistance, the MDS concentrates on the nexus of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, disaster risk management, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. Previous tertiary qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may qualify students for advanced standing, meaning they could complete a Masters qualification in as little as 12 or 18 months. (The 12 and 18 month programs are designed for those already working in the field of development and who are seeking career advancement opportunities. The 2 year program is designed for recent graduates or those seeking a career change.) A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience. The MDS offers students: - Understanding of the key strategies for social, economic and political development and poverty alleviation - High-level analytical skills to evaluate the priorities, strengths and limitations of competing policy approaches to development, developed through the practical investigation of current policy issues - Professional skills relating to leadership, finance and project management, and communication - A detailed knowledge of the interests, processes and problems of contemporary development assistance, and international aid work, through intensive study in specialist units - Policy electives that provide an understanding of contemporary political, social and cultural trends within the Australian, East Asian and Indo-Pacific regional context - Students can choose electives to suit their professional needs and policy interests. The degree concludes with a ‘capstone’ experience with students opting to undertake either a policy case study project, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis. Length of course 2 years, 18 months or 12 months, dependent upon prior study and professional experience. Full-time or part-time equivalent. [-]