• 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 conflict can play in national and local development processes in the Pacific;
  2. identify practical approaches to dealing with conflict; and
  3. apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

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

Code Title Units
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development 6
ANTH8009 Development in Practice 6
ANTH8038 Gender & Development: Critical Issues in Policy & Practice 6
ANTH8058 Inequality and Development 6
ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development 6
ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs 6
ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action 6
ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia 6
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 12
INTR8063 Japan and the World: Politics, Identity and Security 6
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia 6
POLS8043 Violence and Political Order 6
REGN8007 Violence Against Women in Australia, Asia and the Pacific 6
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