100 Point Master of Development Studies (CWT)

Major/Minor/Specialisation !097AB-SPC+1001 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Dr Nadeem Malik

Email: malikn@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Andrew Dawson

Email: dawsona@unimelb.edu.au


Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts

Email: arts-gradstudies@unimelb.edu.au


The coursework masters provides specialist training for professional qualification purposes, usually to graduates working in the fields of development and environment, development and gender, development and urbanisation, and health policy and development, but may also be taken for general interest. This course does not necessarily lead to higher degree study, however high achieving students who complete the thesis option may qualify for entry to a masters by research or PhD

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Development Studies (CWT) should:

  • understand current practice and thinking about development;
  • comprehend the relations between development and environmental conditions, gender and urbanisation and culture;
  • know and be able to use some of the techniques employed in development planning.
Structure & Available Subjects:

100 point program

1 year full-time / up to 2 years part-time

The Master of Development Studies (CWT) 100 point program requires:

  • compulsory subjects (50 points)
  • elective subjects (50 points)

Please note: the Minor Thesis Option is available in the 200 point program and the 150 point program only.

Capstone Requirement:

All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (25 points). Students must complete one capstone option -

Capstone Stream 1: Co-requisites: DEVT90002 Internship in Development (12.5 points) and DEVT90001 Project Management & Design (12.5 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to acquire practical skills in development practice and project management and apply this knowledge to solve problems that arise in a professional context and develop an integrated understanding of knowledge and practice.

Capstone Stream 2: DEVT90011 Minor Thesis - Development Studies (50 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a specific development research question.

Capstone Stream 3: DEVT90041 Research Methods for Development (12.5 points) and DEVT90048 Workshop in Research for Development (12.5 points)

Purpose: An opportunity to develop research skills and apply those skills in a workshop setting.

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Subject Options:

Compulsory Subjects

50 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

50 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies

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