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.
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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 program provides an in-depth analysis of the interface between psychology and law in relation to the criminal courts, as well as family and civil matters. The course covers all stages of the criminal justice system from investigation and interview through to pre-trial psychological assessment, involvement at the pre-sentencing stage and the treatment of convicted offenders. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. [+]
Cultural studies is an important study to observe current developments in society. Social changes in society involve culture as a determining factor. Culture is no longer a realm of its own, rather an integral part of social and political spheres. The social, culture, politics, economics and class are entities that intersect in a community's social constellation. [+]
With the need to improve the delivery of psychiatric care to a broader cross section of the community, the renowned Master of Psychiatry course is now being offered online using the latest technology and interactive learning platforms. Delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and fully accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), students will be encouraged to explore the latest cutting-edge theoretical concepts in psychiatry and their relationship to clinical practice. You will also develop a broad understanding of the cultural and sociocultural differences that exist in our community and geographical region and their relationship to individuals and mental illness. [+]
The UTS Dispute Resolution program, a first in Australia, focuses on the wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. The subjects available accommodate distinct streams that include commerce, family, community and court-annexed programs.Dispute resolution at UTS is focused on experiential learning involving a fusion of critical and reflective thinking paradigms with the application of theory in practical, work-based contexts. [+]
The mixture of experience-based learning and formal lectures by professional practitioners give students a hands-on understanding of the full range of dispute resolution processes, from negotiation through the consensual processes to decisional theory.
Career options include arbitrator, manager, negotiator and professionals in a wide range of areas such as health and education, government and industrial relations.[-]
The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. [+]
Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. [+]
Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. [+]
Gain an advanced understanding of conflict and disputes and learn practical techniques to facilitate successful resolution and strong business relationships. [+]
Gain an advanced understanding of conflict and disputes and learn practical techniques to facilitate successful resolution and strong business relationships.Conflict and dispute resolution skills are now recognised as essential for business relationships to function on small, large, national, international and community levels.Managers and professionals of today deal with dispute and conflict as an everyday element of work. Organisations are placing increased value on mediation, relationship development and conflict resolution skills in the workplace.
Master of Conflict Management and Resolution explores cause and effect of conflict and focuses on developing advanced critical analysis, negotiation, mediation, relationship management and conflict resolution strategies across a range of dispute contexts.... [-]
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. [+]
The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. [+]
IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]
This program offers two fields of study, namely Contemporary Literature and Philology. [+]
Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B average. Where a B average has not been achieved [+]
Master of International Development
La Trobe University
Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B average. Where a B average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial writing assignments.
The course is one year full-time or two years part-time.
The course consists of 120 credit points of fifth-year level subjects.... [-]
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. [+]