single degree

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
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • 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 & 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 THES8113 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.

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

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

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

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.


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

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 (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

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

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

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Inherent Requirements

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

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