Master of International and Community Development

Course summary for local students

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Year2014 course information
Award granted Master of International and Community Development
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Phil Connors, +61 3 522  73548, phil.connors@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

CRICOS course code036085D
Deakin course code A727

Pipelining course version from 2015.

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.

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.

Course structure

International Development Stream:

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

Core units:

ADS701Introduction to International and Community Development

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record

ADS707Researching and Working with Communities A

ADS708Researching and Working with Communities B

  

AND

  

Further Reseach Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

and

AIX703Dissertation B

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718Minor Dissertation

  

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 Reseach Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

and

AIX703Dissertation B

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718Minor Dissertation

  

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 Reseach Stream

AIX702Dissertation A

and

AIX703Dissertation B

  

OR

General Stream

ADS718Minor Dissertation

 

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:

Trimester 1

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS710Microfinance for Poverty Reduction

ADS711Non-government Organisations and Development

ADS712Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

ADS724Humanitarian Emergencies and Disaster Relief

ADS733The Economic Development Record

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

ASS705Anthropology of Poverty and Development

Trimester 2

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS713Aid, Trade and Development

ADS714Gender and Development

ADS717Sustainability and Development

ADS716Humanitarian Settlement

ADS734Political Development Record

ADS735Conflict Resolution and Development

ADS740Participatory Approaches to Development

ASS706Poverty, Health and Illness

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ADS753International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points)

Trimester 3

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

AIP773Governance and Accountability






Alternate exits

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