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150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)

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Overview

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.

Structure

150 point program

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / up to 3 years part-time.

The Masters of Development Studies (Gender and Development) 150 point program requires:

Coursework Only Option

  • six compulsory subjects (75 points)
  • elective subjects (75 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option

  • six compulsory subjects (75 points)
  • minor thesis subject (50 points)
  • elective subjects (25 points)

Please note the following:

Students enrolling in a minor thesis subject must consult the course coordinator with regard to the requirements and subject planning at an early stage in the first semester.

The minor thesis must be taken over two consecutive semesters.

Capstone Requirement

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

Capstone Option 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 Option 2: GEND90004 Minor Thesis – Gender and Development (50 points)

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

Capstone Option 3: DEVT90041 Research Methods for Development (12.5 points) and DEVT90048 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

Six compulsory subjects (75 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
DEVT90009 Development Theories
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90040 Gender Issues in Development
July
12.5
DEVT90041 Development Research Design & Assessment
March
12.5
DEVT90048
GEND90006 Gender, Globalisation and Development
Semester 1
12.5
GEND90007 Rethinking Rights and Global Development
Semester 2
12.5

Minor Thesis Subjects

Minor Thesis Option:

Minor thesis subject (50 points)

Please note the following:

The minor thesis must be taken over two consecutive semesters.

The Minor Thesis option is available as an elective to students in the 200 Point and 150 Point Programs only.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEND90004

Elective Subjects

Coursework Only Option

  • elective subjects (75 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option

  • elective subjects (25 points)

Please note the following:

  • up to 25 points of language study may be included as electives in 150-point program
  • students should complete 100 points of graduate level subjects to meet the requirements of the program
Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI40015
ASIA90001 Human Rights in Southeast Asia
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT40003
DEVT50001 Development, Culture and Conflict
March
12.5
DEVT50002 Poverty, Microfinance and Development
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90001 Development Project Management & Design
March
12.5
DEVT90002 Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90003 The Political Ecology of Development Not available in 2019 12.5
DEVT90005 Development Studies Special Topics B
March
12.5
DEVT90007 Development Studies Special Topics A
August
12.5
DEVT90008 International Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
DEVT90011
DEVT90035 Monitoring and Evaluation in Development
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90039 Civil Society, NGOs and the State
Semester 1
12.5
DEVT90043 Management in Development B
August
12.5
DEVT90044 Management in Development A
March
12.5
DEVT90046 Local-Global Nexus: Kinship & Community
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90047 Rural and Urban Development Strategies
July
12.5
DEVT90049 Politics & Contested Development: Africa
April
12.5
DEVT90051
ENST90002 Social Impact Assessment and Evaluation
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90005 Environmental Policy
Semester 2
12.5
EVSC90015 Environmental Impact Assessment
Semester 1
12.5
FOOD90026
GEND40003 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
March
12.5
GEND90004
GEND90008
GEOG30007 China Field Class
June
25
GEOG90007 China Field Class PG
June
25
MECM90016 Digital Politics
Semester 1
12.5
MULT90058 Conflict, Security and Development Not available in 2019 12.5
NRMT90007 Communities and Ecosystem Management
Semester 2
12.5
PHIL90010 Global Justice
Semester 1
12.5
POLS40017
POLS90012 Trade Policy Politics & Governance
March
12.5
POLS90013 Politics and Business in post-Mao China Not available in 2019 12.5
POLS90016 The United Nations: Review and Reform
Semester 2
12.5
POPH90086 Global Child Health
October
12.5
POPH90087 Global Challenges in Adolescent Health
February
12.5
POPH90137 Primary Health Care, Jamkhed, India
November
12.5
POPH90088 Disability and Global Development
September
12.5
POPH90189 Health Program Design & Implementation
February
12.5
POPH90190 HIV and AIDS:An Evolving Global Response
August
12.5
PPMN50001 U21 Advanced International Study
February
12.5
SOCI90002
EVSC90001

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Last updated: 9 November 2018