Development Studies

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Development Studies
Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
Graduate Certificate in Development Studies

Candidates for the Master of Development Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Development Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Development Studies must complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Development Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core or core elective units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core (Complsory) Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Semester 2
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6902 Development: Critical Perspectives B
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Core (Elective) Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6905 Development Project Evaluation
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Semester 2
DVST6906 Culture & Politics of Health Development
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
ANTH6910 Supervised Reading I
ANTH6911 Supervised Reading II
ASNS6900 Contemporary Asian Societies
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6016 Trade and Development
ECOP6016 China in the World Ecoomy
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change
GCST6905 Gender in Cultural Theory
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS6922 Peaceful Conflict Transformation
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
ANTH6910 Supervised Reading I
ANTH6911 Supervised Reading II
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6023 International Trade
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
EDPB5016 Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
HPOL5007 Global Health Policy
MIPH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control
MIPH5116 Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries
MIPH5219 International Health Project Management
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment
GOVT6137 Forces of Change in Int Relations
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
PRFM6900 Theatre and Community Development
SCLG6901 Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Units offered in intensive mode or at Summer/Winter School

Summer/Winter School
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
PACS6928 Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
PACS6934 Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice

July Intensive
ENVI5903 Sustainable Development
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

November Intensive
MIPH5124 Health Issues & Humanitarian Emergencies
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies


Information for 2013


Master of Development Studies
Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
Graduate Certificate in Development Studies

Candidates for the Master of Development Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study, 6 credit points of core elective units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Development Studies must complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study, 6 credit points of core elective units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Development Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core or core elective units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6901 Development: Critical Perspectives A
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Semester 2
DVST6902 Development: Critical Perspectives B
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6905 Development Project Evaluation
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Semester 2
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
ANTH6910 Supervised Reading I
ASNS6900 Contemporary Asian Societies
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6016 Trade and Development
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
ECOP6018 Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change
GOVT6116 International Organisations
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
PACS6922 Peaceful Conflict Transformation
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
ANTH6911 Supervised Reading II
ASNS6910 Peace and Reconciliation in East Asia
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON6023 International Trade
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
EDPB5016 Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
HPOL5007 Global Health Policy
MIPH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries
MIPH5219 International Health Project Management
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6137 Forces of Change in Int Relations
PACS6907 Gender and the Development of Peace
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
PRFM6900 Theatre and Community Development
SCLG6901 Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Units offered in intensive mode
ENVI5903 Sustainable Development
MIPH5124 Health Issues & Humanitarian Emergencies
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies