Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development - Online

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MAPD
  • Length 1.5 years
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Length 1.5 years
  • Minimum 72 Units

If you’re a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Online) will give you the practical and analytic skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact.

This degree is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field

This degree has a number of themes to guide your course choices according to your passions.
 

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.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2018

Employment Opportunities

This degree 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 in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Asia-Pacific Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Heritage Studies, History, Human Rights, Indigenous Australian Studies, International Relations, Pacific Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Research, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development

English Language Requirements

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

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Application for course credit

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. 

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

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 - Online requires the completion of 72 units, of which:

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

The 72 units must consist of:

12 units from the following compulsory courses

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

 

12 units from the completion of research project courses from the following list:

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8039 Critical Issues in Gender and Development (Advanced)
ANTH8058 Inequality and Development
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development

Either:

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Indigenous Policy and Development
Society and Environment

Or

24 units from completion of applied anthropology and participatory development disciplinary courses on any of the following lists:

Conflict
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts

Development
ANTH6009 Culture and Development
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs
ANTH8058 Inequality and Development
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
SOCY6045 Third World Development

Environment
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Gender
ANTH6025 Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
DEMO8048 Gender and Population

Health
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
CHMD8008 Medicine and Society in History
CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine
CHMD8021 Indigenous Medicines, Health and Healing
CHMD8022 Biotechnologies in Biomedicine
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
POPH8108 Social Determinants of Health
POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change

Humanitarian
ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development
ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Indigenous
HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development
INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change
INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy
INDG8006 International Indigenous Studies Research Project

Fieldwork and Internship courses
ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School : Contemporary Change in Indonesia
ANTH6066 Indonesia Field School Extension
ANTH6135 Vietnam Field School
ANTH8016 MAAPD Internship
EMDV8015 Wet Tropics Cairns Applied Research Workshop
PASI6005 Pacific Islands Field School

24 units from completion of elective courses 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
 

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods 6 units Research Project Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics 6 units Research Project Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
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