Master of International and Community Development

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of International and Community Development
Duration2 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

To qualify for the Master of International Community Development, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points in one of the configurations listed below.

Course structure

International Development Stream

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

Core units

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record

And

Further Research Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

And

AIX703Dissertation B

Or

General Stream ADS718 Minor Dissertation (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753International 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

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

And

Further Research Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

And

AIX703Dissertation B

Or

General Stream

ADS718 Minor Dissertation (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753International 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

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record

And

Further Research Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

And

AIX703Dissertation B

Or

General Stream

ADS718 Minor Dissertation (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

Professional Practice Stream

ADS753International and Community Development Internship

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

Electives for all options

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction

ADS711Non-government Organisations and Development

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development

ADS714Gender and Development

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development

ADS753International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points)

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

AIP773Governance and Accountability

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness