Please note that 097GD Master of Development Studies (Gender and Development) will not longer be accepting new applications from 2015, the program from 2015 will be offered as a specialisation in the 097AB Master of Development Studies program. Please refer to the correct handbook entry for program information for commencing students from 2015.
The Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development) provides specialist training and a professional qualification for graduate who are working, or seeking to work in development field. It is especially relevant to those with an interest in pursing careers in fields related to gender and development. The program is designed to give students a firm grounding both in recent theorising about gender and development and in practical concerns surrounding planning for gender in development projects within government and non-government organisations. The program does not necessarily lead to higher degree study, but high achieving students who complete the thesis option may qualify for entry to a masters by research or PhD.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Masters of Development Studies (Gender and Development) should:
- demonstrate a sound understanding of recent developments in feminist theory and the literature in gender and development;
- understand the issues involved in debates about the relationships between gender and the development process;
- develop an understanding of contemporary feminist debates about gender and development and the relationship of these debates to other areas of social enquiry;
- know and be able to use some of the techniques employed in development planning.
Last updated: 10 November 2023