Master of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Master of International and Community Development
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code036085D
Deakin course codeA727

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of International and Community Development is a professional coursework degree designed to serve the needs of those seeking a graduate qualification in international development studies and/or community development. As a graduate of this course you will gain expertise to design and lead creative, effective and culturally-sensitive ways of responding to the challenge of poverty and disempowerment. The philosophical foundation is based on your commitment to work globally and locally, learn from others and remain people-centred.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development (A511)
Graduate Diploma of International and Community Development (A611)

Course rules

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points of study in one of the following configurations:

1. Generalist Option

  • 2 credit points of core units: ASD704/ADS704 and ASD705/ADS705 Or AID733/ADS733 and AID734/ADS734

And

  • 10 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

2. Specialist Options

  • Single Specialisation - students may take a specialisation of 6 credit points in either Community Development or International Development (details below) and complete the degree with 6 credit points of electives, making a total of 12 credit points.

Or

  • Double Specialisation - students may take both specialisations in Community Development (6cp) and International Development (6cp), including the core units from each specialisation.

In both the generalist and single specialist options students may take 4 credit points of Indonesian Language (AIF-coded units listed below) as electives. This option is not available to students undertaking the double specialisation.

The dissertation component (AIX702 and AIX703) provides a research pathway for students to apply for entry to PhD.

Course structure

Community Development specialisation

Students wishing to undertake a Community Development specialisation must complete 6 credit points of Community Development units (formerly ASD coded units), including core units ASD704/ADS704 and ASD705/ADS705, and 6 credit points of electives from the following list.

Core units

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (Formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (Formerly ASD705)

International Development Specialisation

Students wishing to undertake an International Development specialisation must complete 6 credit points of International Development units (formerly AID units), including core units AID733/ADS733 and AID734/ADS734, and 6 credit point of electives listed below.

Core units

ADS733The Economic Development Record (Formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

Double Specialisation

Community Development and International Development Specialisations

Students wishing to undertake both the Community Development and International development specialisations must complete 6 credit points of Community Development (formerly ASD-coded units), including core units ASD704/ADS704 and ASD705/ADS705, and 6 credit points of International development (formerly AID-coded units), including core units AID733/ADS733 and AID734/ADS734.

Core units

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (Formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (Formerly ASD705)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (Formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (Formerly AID734)

International Development electives

ADS710 Microfinance for Poverty Reduction (No longer available for enrolment)

ADS711Non-Government Organisations and other Development Actors (formerly AID711)

ADS712Food Security (formerly AID712)

ADS713 Aid, Trade and Development (No longer available for enrolment)

ADS714Gender and Development (formerly AID714)

ADS724 Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief (No longer available for enrolment)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development (No longer available for enrolment)

ADS740 Participatory Approaches to Development (No longer available for enrolment)

Community Development electives

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS716Unit description is currently unavailable (formerly ASD716)

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

General electives 

ADS753International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points - formerly AID753)

AIP773Governance and Accountability

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness

Indonesian Language units

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B

Research units

AIX702Dissertation A

AIX703Dissertation B