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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) - Online

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

MAAPDADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VAAOL
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VAAOL
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) - Online

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) 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

ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous 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

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

Or:

18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in the Anthropology of Development

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy

ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous 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

6 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

ANTH8046 Introduction to Australian Indigenous 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

EMDV8082 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

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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:

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

ANTH8008 Social Impact Studies in Project Cycle with major project

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 THES8103 Thesis

Specialisations

Admission 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.

Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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

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

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

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.

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/

This program will not take applications for commencement after second semester, 2017

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

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;
  5. Develop a major research project
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