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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MAPD
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

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

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Employment 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Gain an understanding of trends and changes in development theory and practice as they apply to local development processes;
  2. Apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities;
  3. Undertake social assessments and integrate social perspectives and participatory practices with other forms of technical expertise in development work;
  4. Advise on the development policy processes of NGOs, the private sector, government, and multilateral agencies to ensure the inclusion of local and community perspectives.

Further Information

  • Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
  • Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

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.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Asia-Pacific Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Human Rights, Indigenous Australian Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Science, Social Research, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$20,832.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of 12-unit courses

 

The 96 units must consist of:

24 units from completion of introductory courses from the following list:

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ANTH6026 Medical Anthropology

ANTH8014 Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples

ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs

ANTH8106 Gender, Nature and Development

ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

SOCY6045 Third World Development

 

Either:

24 units from either completion of one of the following specialisations:

Conflict and Development

Gender and Development

Humanitarian Action

Indigenous Policy

Society and Environment

 

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

 

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia

ANTH6066 Indonesia Field School Extension

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8016 MAAPD Internship

ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice

ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

ANTH8037 Supervised Special Project

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

ANTH8057 Measuring and analysing Indigenous wellbeing

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

CRWF8016 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

DEMO8048 Gender and Population

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

HGEO8001 Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

HGEO8002 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

PASI6003 Environment, Conflict and Development in the Western Pacific

PASI6006 War in the Islands: the Second World War in the Pacific

POGO8003 Conflict and Development

POGO8061 Gender and Policy

POGO8898 Children and Social Policy

STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict

 

Or:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs

ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia

ANTH6066 Indonesia Field School Extension

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8016 MAAPD Internship

ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice

ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

ANTH8037 Supervised Special Project

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

ANTH8057 Measuring and analysing Indigenous wellbeing

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

DEMO8048 Gender and Population

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

HGEO8001 Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

PASI6003 Environment, Conflict and Development in the Western Pacific

POGO8003 Conflict and Development

POGO8061 Gender and Policy

POGO8898 Children and Social Policy

STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict

 

Either:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8008 Social Impact Studies in Project Cycle

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

 

Or:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8006 Social Analysis & Community Politics (Advanced)

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

24 units from completion of electives offered by ANU

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