single degree

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

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

MAPD
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MAAPD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082267E
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MAAPD
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082267E
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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:

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 the 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 and Cultural Determinants of Health *Email received from College of Health & Medicine notifying the course name change for 1/1/2020

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

12 units from the following compulsory research methods 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

A further 24 units from completion of any courses on the above applied anthropology and participatory development disciplinary courses list.

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

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 Specialisation Course 6 units 36 unit list course 6 units 36 unit list course 6 units
Year 2 48 units ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics 6 units Specialisation 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

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0


Cognate Disciplines for credit

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


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 

However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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 credits

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of 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
$44,604.00

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 and analytic 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 has a number of themes to guide your course choices according to your passions: conflict, development, environment, gender, health, humanitarian, and indigenous.
 

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

  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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

  • Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
  • Students in a single MAAPD degree or flexible double Masters with MAAPD who accept 24 units credit for a cognate Bachelor’s degree towards MAAPD, will receive 24 units unspecified credit towards the completion of the first disciplinary courses list. (A further 24 units from courses on this list will still need to be completed).
  • Students in a Flexible Vertical Double Degree will complete the first 24 units of disciplinary courses whilst completing the third year of their Bachelor’s 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.


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