• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Development Studies
  • Specialisation code CODE-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Conflict and Development Specialisation

The Conflict and Development specialisation will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical understanding you need to work effectively in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Focusing on the Pacific region, the conflict and development specialisation is taught by active development practitioners and the University’s world-leading academics in anthropology and peace and conflict studies.

Career opportunities

The Conflict and Development specialisation will advance your career in development, policy, and program management focusing on conflict and post-conflict situations, in government and non-government organisations or as an independent consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand the role that local and international conflict can play in national and local development processes in the Pacific;
  2. identify practical approaches to dealing with conflict in particular Pacific contexts including both State led (e.g. policing) and community led processes;
  3. gain an understanding of trends and changes in development theory and practice as they apply to local development processes;
  4. apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities;
  5. undertake social assessments and integrate social perspectives and participatory practices with other forms of technical expertise in development work, and;
  6. analyse development policy processes of NGOs, the private sector, and government agencies with regard to the inclusion of local Indigenous and community perspectives.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8043 Conflict and Development in the Pacific 12

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development 6
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy 6
  PASI 6003: Env Conf Devt in Western Pacif
STST8032 Why and How We Fight: Understanding War and Conflict 6
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