This program aims to encourage thoughtful practitioners, analysts and policymakers who understand the complexity of international development, and who can effectively analyse and respond to challenges.
This understanding requires you to be familiar with the history of development thinking and practice, and have up-to-date knowledge of best practice. You'll have direct contact with senior and experienced development sector practitioners. You'll learn from high-quality, experienced practitioners, including those who have worked with Oxfam, the Australian Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.Sample course structure
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.First yearSemester 1DST5CTDOPTIONMaking Development MatterChoose a subject from the Elective ListSemester 2DST5DIPOPTIONDevelopment in PracticeChoose a subject from the Elective ListElective ListDST5DAC Contemporary Approaches to DevelopmentDST5GMD Gender, Mobility and DevelopmentDST5MDF Field Methods and Research for Development: Social Change in PracticePLA4NMC Negotiation, Mediation and Community ConsultationDST5HSM How Social Change HappensDST5HSD Human Security and DevelopmentPLA5ESI Environmental Management and DevelopmentPHE5SCP Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public HealthHUS5ADR Research SkillsPOL5QQA States in Transition: Peacebuilding After Civil War and Regime ChangePOL5IJC International Security in the Asia Pacific See La Trobe University Handbook for more details
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