Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Year and Campus:||2010 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 24 months part time.|
NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.
Development studies at the University of Melbourne is one of the fastest growing programs in Australia. The program considers economic, environmental and social changes that occur in societies undergoing development. It offers students the opportunity to study these issues in depth and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Development studies is an interdisciplinary program within the School of Social and Environmental Inquiry that encompasses a range of related disciplines including anthropology, geography, environmental studies, politics, indigenous studies, sociology, health, law and economics. Students will develop a wide range of skills in analysis, survey writing, communication, group work and computing and will enrich their knowledge of social and environmental interactions.
The development studies program covers areas that have direct relevance to practical and impact-oriented developmental practices. Recent growth in the development industry (international aid agencies, non-government organisations and private sector consulting companies) testifies to the relevance of the program in development studies at the University of Melbourne. Students who specialise in development studies develop transferable skills that will substantially enhance their career options. Alternatively, they are able to expand on their interest and knowledge through an articulated structure of higher degree study at the University of Melbourne.
|Objectives:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students continuing in this course should refer to the course structure in the University Handbook for the year they commenced the Diploma.
All pre-2008 Handbooks can be found -https://psc.unimelb.edu.au/
Students should refer to the same area of study listed in the 2010 listings for the 105-AA Bachelor of Arts (pre2008) - http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/
Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.
|Entry Requirements:|| |
NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.
|Core Participation Requirements:||The Diploma in Arts requires a standard level of ability across all disciplines. It will be assumed students are able to access and attend classes on a regular basis, are capable of learning in a University environment and will be able to take responsibility for their own learning. Any ability beyond this threshold will be robustly supported through the curriculum. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects, and any intensive use of IT or technologies will be adequately supported. Certain subjects have more specific requirements and demands, such as fieldwork or travelling, which are clearly outlined in the Handbook's subject description. |
However, the University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. The Faculty Disability Contact Officer works with students, the University Disability Liaison Unit and teaching staff to assist students with their special requirements, with a particular focus on accommodations for in-class and examination assessment tasks. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability.
|Further Study:||Students who wish to undertake further study can enrol in postgraduate courses in development studies, such as the Master of Development Studies (coursework).|
|Graduate Attributes:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
|Generic Skills:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
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