• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Development Studies
  • Specialisation code CODE-SPEC
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 may 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

  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 the completion of the following course(s):

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)

ANTH8056 - Introduction to Humanitarian Action (6 units)

ASIA6042 - Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia (6 units)

INTR8063 - Japan and the World: Politics, Identity and Security (6 units)

INTR8064 - Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia (6 units)

POLS8043 - State Formation and Contested Political Orders (6 units)

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