Masters Program in Development studies in Oceania

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Development studies

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

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.

Due to the numerous countries within Oceania, work occasions and work permit laws differ greatly, with data on opportunities in some nations being limited. Australia and New Zealand are the most advanced countries in the area.

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Master in Developement Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Oceania 2017. The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis. The Master of Development Studies will enable you to seek a career in any aspect of international development in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for careers in international development in a broad range of settings such as regional and international organisations, government agencies, private firms, and nongovernment organisations involved in development. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units Theory - 18 credit points SWM649 Public Policy and International Affairs Foundations - 6 points SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for the Degree must have: qualified for the... [-]

Master of International Development

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North + 1 more

The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. [+]

Masters in Development studies in Oceania 2017. The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. Deepen your understanding to effect change You will gain an advanced understanding of how global economic, social, political and environmental forces affect people and shape different parts of the world. These insights will allow you to recognise where inequalities lie and identify strategies to help overcome poverty and enhance human wellbeing. Learn from experts in the field Massey University was, in 1989, the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. We’ve built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development. Our professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Get great career skills Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to: demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be applied in developing policy and strategies, and in managing and evaluating international development programmes critically and rigorously evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches conduct independent research and analysis of international development issues, collect relevant data, and be able to write persuasively about this demonstrate mastery of social science research approaches and techniques and be able to undertake independent research in a well-planned and ethical manner interpret research findings and draw out relevant implications for development theory, policy and practice. Master of International Development structure You... [-]

Master of Development Studies

Victoria University of Wellington
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2018 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. [+]

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... [-]

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 Andalusia Wollongong Townsville Sydney United Kingdom London Edinburgh Reading Newcastle upon Tyne Queensland + 14 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. [-]