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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) - Online

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

MAAPDADV
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VAAPO
  • Post Nominal MAppAnthParDevAdv
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VAAPO
  • Post Nominal MAppAnthParDevAdv
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) - 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 and Community Politics (6 units)

ANTH8028   Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods (6 units)


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

ANTH8007   Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development (6 units)

ANTH8009   Development in Practice (6 units)

ANTH8038  Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice (6 units)

ANTH8039   Critical Issues in Gender and Development (Advanced) (12 units)

ANTH8107   Global Governance and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks (6 units)


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 (6 units)

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions (6 units)

EMDV8079 Water Conflicts (6 units)


Development

ANTH6009   Culture and Development (6 units)

ANTH8007   Key Concepts in the Anthropology of Development (6 units)

ANTH8009   Development in Practice (6 units)

ANTH8038   Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice (6 units)

ANTH8107   Global Governance and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks (6 units)

CHMD8006   Global Health and Development (6 units)

SOCY6045   Social Inequalities and Development (6 units)


Environment

ANTH8047   Land Rights and Resource Development (6 units)

ANTH8060   Gender in Resource and Environmental Management (6 units)

EMDV8009   Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions (6 units)

EMDV8079   Water Politics on a Modified Planet (6 units)

EMDV8082   Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy (6 units)

EMDV8101   State, Society and Natural Resources (6 units)

EMDV8124   Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (6 units)


Gender

ANTH6025   Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective (6 units)

ANTH8038   Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice (6 units)

ANTH8060   Gender in Resource and Environmental Management (6 units)

ANTH8106   Gender, Violence and Development (6 units)

DEMO8048   Gender and Population (6 units)


Health

CHMD8006   Global Health and Development (6 units)

CHMD8014   Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine (6 units)

CHMD8021   Indigenous Medicines, Health, and Healing (6 units)

CHMD8022   Anthropology of Biomedical Technologies in Practice (6 units)

POPH8108   Social and Cultural Determinants of Health (6 units)

POPH8318   Human Health, Environment and Climate Change (6 units)


Humanitarian

ANTH8056   Introduction to Humanitarian Action (6 units)

EMDV8124   Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (6 units)


Indigenous

HIST8016   Colonial Encounters (6 units)

INDG8001 Indigenous Peoples and Development in Australia: Principles and Practices for Indigenous-led Change (6 units)

INDG8003   Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change (6 units)

INDG8004   Australian Indigenous Policy (6 units)

INDG8006   International Indigenous Studies Research Project (6 units)


Fieldwork and Internship courses

ANIP6503   Australian National Internships Program A (6 units)

ANTH6065   Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia (6 units)

ANTH6066   Indonesia Field School Extension (6 units)

EMDV8015   Study Tour: Eco-Cultural Tourism (6 units)

PASI6005   Pacific Islands Field School (6 units)


24 units from completion of THES8113 Thesis or ANTH8050 MAAPD (Advanced) Thesis.


Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8113 Thesis or ANTH8050 MAAPD (Advanced) Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development - Online.


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.


Master Research

No change. Amendment only, removal of disestablished courses.

Master Research Training

No change. Amendment only, removal of disestablished courses.

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 and Community Politics 6 units Research Project Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units

Admission Requirements

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 in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.


Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8113 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development - Online.


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


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 6.0/7.0.


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.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission


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

Credit Granted

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.

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

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,910.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$47,124.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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 (Advanced) - 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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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

  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; and

  5. develop and implement a major research project.

Research Strengths

No change. Amendment only, removal of disestablished courses.

Inherent Requirements

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

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