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Master of International Development PracticeMonash University
Master of International Development Practice
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Master of International Development Practice
Equitable and sustainable human development remains a pressing global concern. Complex socio-political, economic, cultural and ecological challenges contribute to extreme poverty, reduced human development, fragile governance and environmental vulnerability affecting the well-being of millions of people worldwide. These complex, multidimensional challenges require professionals with the practical skills and analytical capacity to strategically address them at community, national and global levels.
In response the course offers a multi-disciplinary, applied approach to theory and practice of sustainable human development. Delivered by specialists across the humanities and social sciences, medicine, business and economics, education and law Faculties, the program delivers rigorous research training alongside the critical and practical skills of project design and management and leadership skills.
Opportunities for fieldwork, study abroad and internship engagement include options to engage in field-schools at sites of significant development practice such as South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Options to include language extension in individual programs are also available.
The duration may vary depending on prior qualifications as 1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time).
English entry requirements
- IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 58 overall with no band lower than 50
- TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18
For more information about entry requirements please visit the university website.
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The course is structured in four parts.
- Part A. Foundations for international development practice,
- Part B. Core master's study,
- Part C. Advanced expertise and
- part D. Specialist electives.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:
- critically analyze the political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges contributing to human inequalities
- apply theoretical learning and best practice within the broad professional and practical context of international development practice, policy, governance and research
- explain and evaluate complex sustainable development challenges and debates across diverse cultural and geo-political contexts
- critically appraise the range of organizations and institutions involved in international development, their working culture and funding processes
- employ ethics research methodology to plan and conduct an independent research project
- communicate research findings effectively and perceptively in a range of formats to a variety of audiences
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a graduate research degree for students admitted at entry levels 1 and 2 completing the research thesis (24 points). Students admitted at entry level 3 will normally already have an honors degree, however, students in this group who wish to complete a research thesis in international development practice should discuss the options with the course coordinator.
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