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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced)

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 VAAPD
  • CRICOS code 082268D
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VAAPD
  • CRICOS code 082268D
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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

 

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

 

Either:

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

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8058 Inequality and Development

Or:

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Conflict and Development

Gender and Development

Humanitarian Action

Indigenous Policy and Development

Society and Environment

 

36 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School : Contemporary Change in Indonesia

ANTH6066 Indonesia Field School Extension

ANTH6135 Vietnam Field School

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

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine

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

INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development

INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change

INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy

SOCY6045 Third World Development

STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict

 

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8050 MAAPD (Advanced) Thesis

THES8103 Thesis

 

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.

Specialisations

Study Options

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 -
- THES8103 Thesis 6 to 24 units OR ANTH8050; - -

Admission Requirements

By transfer from Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development with a minimum GPA of 6/7 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
$25,728.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$36,720.00

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.

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

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.

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;
  5. Develop a major research project
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