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Master of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code036085D
Deakin course codeA727

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. 

 

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.

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Alternative exits

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

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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

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Course rules

Continuing students commencing prior to Trimester 1 2014:

Refer to pipelining course version for the 12 credit point course rules.

 

Students commencing from Trimester 1 2014:

To qualify for the Master of International Community Development, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study according to one of the options listed below.

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Course structure

International Development Stream:

Students wishing to undertake a International Development Stream must complete the following:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  

ADS734 Political Development Record  

ADS707 Researching and Working with Communities A  

ADS708 Researching and Working with Communities B  

  

AND

  

Further Reseach Stream

AIX702 Dissertation A  

and

AIX703 Dissertation B  

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718 Minor Dissertation  

  

OR

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  

 

PLUS electives from the list below to a total of 16 credit points

 

Community Development Stream:

Students wishing to undertake a Community Development Stream must complete the following:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  

ADS707 Researching and Working with Communities A  

ADS708 Researching and Working with Communities B  

  

AND

  

Further Reseach Stream

AIX702 Dissertation A  

and

AIX703 Dissertation B  

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718 Minor Dissertation  

  

OR

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  

 

PLUS electives from the list below to a total of 16 credit points

 

 

Dual Specialisation - International Development and Community Development:

Students wishing to undertake a Dual Specialisation must complete the following:

 

Core units:

ADS701 Introduction to International and Community Development  

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  

ADS707 Researching and Working with Communities A  

ADS708 Researching and Working with Communities B  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  

ADS734 Political Development Record  

  

AND

  

Further Reseach Stream

AIX702 Dissertation A  

and

AIX703 Dissertation B  

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718 Minor Dissertation  

 

OR

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  

 

PLUS electives from the list below to a total of 16 credit points

 

Electives for all options:

Trimester 1

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  

ADS710 Microfinance for Poverty Reduction  

ADS711 Non-government Organisations and Development  

ADS712 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods  

ADS724 Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

ASS705 Anthropology of Poverty and Development  


Trimester 2

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  

ADS713 Aid, Trade and Development  

ADS714 Gender and Development  

ADS717 Sustainability and Development  

ADS716 Humanitarian Settlement  

ADS734 Political Development Record  

ADS735 Conflict Resolution and Development  

ADS740 Participatory Approaches to Development  

ASS706 Poverty, Health and Illness  

 

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753 International and Community Development Internship  (2 credit points)

 

Trimester 3

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice  

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  






 

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