Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Development Studies)

Course 377-DS (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The postgraduate certificate provides an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinator:
Dr Hans Baer
School of Social and Environmental Enquiry

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should:
  • gain an overview of the current practice and thinking in development studies;
  • understand the principles and methods employed in development studies;
  • comprehend the relations between development and environmental conditions, gender and urbanisation;
  • engage with some of the theorectical and contemporary discourses relating to development studies.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • one core subject
  • one elective subject from List A
  • elective subjects from List B to total 50 points
Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: Core subjects
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List A electives
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List B electives

Asian studies

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Poltical science

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Institute of Land and Food Resources

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Entry Requirements: 1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria -

• an undergraduate degree with at least 50 credit points at second or third year level in a cognate discipline with a grade average of at least H2B (70%) in these subjects , or equivalent; or
• a Graduate Diploma in a relevant area of study with a grade average of at least H2B, or equivalent; or
• a Graduate Certificate in a relevant area of study with a grade average of at least H2B (70%) and at least one year of full time documented relevant work experience, or equivalent.

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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