- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan MAAOL
- CRICOS code NO CRICOS
- UAC code
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Studies in Human Society
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
The 96 units must consist of:
12 units from completion of compulsory courses from the following list:
ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:
36 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ANTH6135 Vietnam Field School
ANTH6009 Culture and Development
ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School : Contemporary Change in Indonesia
ANTH6066 Indonesia Field School Extension
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8016 MAAPD Internship
ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice
ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs
ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action
ANTH8058 Inequality and Development
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
DEMO8048 Gender and Population
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development
INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change
SOCY6045 Third World Development
STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict
24 units from completion of electives offered by ANU
Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
Students who undertake the program online must have access to fast, reliable internet. Students with employment commitments should make arrangements in order to allow time for weekly studies and online class participation. Please see respective course pages for further details on workload expectations.
|Year 1 48 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units|
|ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods 6 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units||Specialisation Course 6 units||Specialisation Course 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics 6 units||36 Unit list Course 6 units||Specialisation Course 12 units||-|
|ANU elective Course 6 units||ANU elective Course 6 units||ANU elective Course 6 units||ANU elective Course 6 units|
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
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
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
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
This program is available for applications until second semester, 2017
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Gain an understanding of trends and changes in development theory and practice as they apply to local development processes;
- Apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities;
- Undertake social assessments and integrate social perspectives and participatory practices with other forms of technical expertise in development work;
- Advise on the development policy processes of NGOs, the private sector, government, and multilateral agencies to ensure the inclusion of local and community perspectives.