Master of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

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

This version of the Master of International and Community Development is available to continuing students who commenced prior to 2014 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.

The course will provide you with both analytical skills for understanding the contexts of development programs as well as practical skills for the formulation, resourcing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international and community development projects.

The course is structured around a range of skills-based and knowledge-generation units that address technical and social issues, policy development, project management and analysis of resources. Students are also eligible to complete a 14-16,000 word dissertation unit which provides a research pathway for students to qualify to apply for entry to PhD. They are also eligible to undertake Indonesian language study.

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)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of International Community Development, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study according to one of the following options:

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, as part of the electives, take 4 credit points of Indonesian Language (AIF-coded units listed below). This option is not available for 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

Trimester 1

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

Trimester 2

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

Trimester 1

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

Trimester 2

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

Trimester 1

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

Trimester 2

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

Electives for both specialisations

Trimester 1

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction (formerly AID710)

ADS711Non-government Organisations and Development (formerly AID711)

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (formerly AID712)

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief (formerly AID724)

ADS733The Economic Development Record (formerly AID733)

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A (formerly ASD704)

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

Trimester 2

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development (formerly AID713)

ADS714Gender and Development (formerly AID714)

ADS734Political Development Record (formerly AID734)

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development (formerly AID735)

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development (formerly AID740)

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B (formerly ASD705)

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement (formerly ASD716)

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness

 Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

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

Trimester 3

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)

AIP773Governance and Accountability

The following Indonesian Language units are also available to students as electives:

Trimester 1

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A

Trimester 2

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B

Research units
For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:

Trimester 1, 2 and 3

AIX702Dissertation A

AIX703Dissertation B





 

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