Master of International Development (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

This course aims to provide students with a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches. Students are equipped with the analytical and practical skills they need to engage critically in development issues and debates from a interdisciplinary perspective, and to work across broad areas of development research, practice, and policy. The course begins with foundational units in development theory and case studies of development practice, before enabling students to specialise in one of a number of areas, including development in practice; politics of development; and economics of development.

Course overview

Course title
Master of International Development (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MIntDev
Course code
71550
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
083850D

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of International Development has the following exit awards: 73250 Graduate Certificate in International Development (24 points) (24 points), 73350 Graduate Diploma in International Development (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
3 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Petra Tschakert and Dr Kelly Gerard
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

petra.tschakert@uwa.edu.au/kelly.gerard@uwa.edu.au

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; T2 = Trimester 2;
N/A = not available in 2018; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSGEOG5002Development Practice
NSPOLS5672Global Development Debates

Development in Practice specialisation

Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points.

Note: Take 12 points from this group. The remaining 12 points must be approved by the course coordinator.
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1GEOG2205Geographies of Economic Development
Prerequisites:
One of: GEOG1103 Geographies of a Global City or GEOG1101 Geographies of Global Cities) or GEOG1104 Disasters! or with permission of unit co-ordinator based on equivalent studies.
Incompatibility:
PLNG2201 Geographies of Economic Development
S1GEOG3306Regional Development and Planning
Prerequisites:
GEOG2205 Geographies of Economic Development (formerly PLNG2201 Geographies of Economic Development) or ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2; for pre-2012 courses: completion of 48 points
Incompatibility:
PLNG3303 Regional Development and Planning

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSGEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
NSGEOG5003Resource Extraction and Regional Development
NSGEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability

For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSGEOG5550Research Design
Prerequisites:
have undertaken 24 points of coursework in the Master of International Development including at least three core units and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units.
S1, S2GEOG5551Master's Dissertation 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in GEOG5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2GEOG5552Master's Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in GEOG5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2GEOG5553Master's Dissertation 3
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in GEOG5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 36 points, of which at least 6 points (one unit) must be taken at Level 5. For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
NSENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
NSPLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
ENVT3321 Climate Change Policy and Planning, ENVT8321 Climate Change Policy and Planning
NSPLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis or PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
NS, S1, S2, SSSOCS5101Social Sciences Professional Placement 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 credit points in the Master of International Journalism or Master of International Relations or Master of Strategic Communication or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or Master of Heritage Studies or Master of Professional Archaeology or Master of International Development or double award Master of International Law and Master of International Relations or Master of Public Policy or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies or Master of Asian Studies
NSSOCS5501Evaluation

Economics of Development specialisation

Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2ECON1111Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications (ATAR) or WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or TEE Discrete Mathematics or MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Methods (ATAR) or higher; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B or higher; TEE Applicable Mathematics; TEE Calculus; or MATH1701 Introductory Mathematics Foundations
S1, SSECON2233Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S1ECON3300Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
S1, S2ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2AGRI5402Agribusiness
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or honours in the Faculty of Science or Business School
Incompatibility:
AGRI4402 Agribusiness
S1ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy; or enrolment in Master of Economics, Master of International Development Economics and Development specialisation, or honours Economics specialisation
S2ECON5001Contemporary Issues in Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
S1ECON5002Agriculture and Economic Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (72510) or Master of International Development (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (71570)

For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2SCIE5550Research Design
Prerequisites:
have undertaken 24 points of coursework in the Master of International Development including at least three core units and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units
S1, S2SCIE5551Master's Dissertation 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SCIE5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SCIE5552Master's Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SCIE5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SCIE5553Master's Dissertation 3
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SCIE5550 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 36 points, of which at least 6 points (one unit) must be taken at Level 5. For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
NSENVT4404Environmental Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility:
EART3304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability; EART8304 Environmental Planning, Management and Sustainability
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSGEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
NSGEOG5003Resource Extraction and Regional Development
NSGEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
T2MGMT5514Demonstrating Social Impact
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NSMGMT5518Social Investment and Philanthropy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
NSPLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
ENVT3321 Climate Change Policy and Planning, ENVT8321 Climate Change Policy and Planning
NSPLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis or PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
NS, S1, S2, SSSOCS5101Social Sciences Professional Placement 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 credit points in the Master of International Journalism or Master of International Relations or Master of Strategic Communication or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or Master of Heritage Studies or Master of Professional Archaeology or Master of International Development or double award Master of International Law and Master of International Relations or Master of Public Policy or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies or Master of Asian Studies
NSSOCS5501Evaluation

Politics of Development specialisation

Take unit (s) to the value of 18 points from this group. The remaining 6 points must be approved by the course coordinator.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANTH2702Environment, Power and Disasters in Asia
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 ANTH or ASIA unit or ENSC1001 Global Challenges in Engineering
Incompatibility:
SOCS2220 Environmental Issues in Asia
N/APOLS2220Foundations of Global Political Economy
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 POLS unit
Incompatibility:
POLS3320 International Political Economy
S2POLS3334The International Politics of Africa
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 Political Science and International Relations unit

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
S1SOCS5014Regulating Development: State-Building, Migration, and Social Protection

For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSSOCS5003Research Design
Prerequisites:
for Social Research Methods students and Science Communication students : none; for other postgraduate course (International Relations, Strategic Communications, Asian Studies, International Development, Public Policy) students: completion of 24 points of their coursework, three core units and one option unit, and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units.
S1, S2SOCS5551Master's Dissertation 1
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SOCS5552Master's Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
S1, S2SOCS5553Master's Dissertation 3
Prerequisites:
Students must have achieved 70 per cent or above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 36 points. For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Commerce (Advanced) (41650) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Professional Accounting (46210) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540)
Incompatibility:
ECON3311 Environmental and Resource Economics
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Natural Resource Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility:
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSGEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
NSGEOG5003Resource Extraction and Regional Development
NSGEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
S2PLNG5411Urban and Regional Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Curriculum Studies (32510) or Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies (32310) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Geographic Information Science (71570) or enrolment in honours in the Faculty of Science and PLNG5405 Special unit: Principles of Urban and Regional Economics
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
NSPOLS5611Religion, Global Identities and World Politics
Incompatibility:
POLS8601 Identities in Global Politics: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Religion
NSPOLS5686International Norms, Ethics and Human Rights
N/APOLS5687Global Social Movements
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
NSSOCS5003Research Design
Prerequisites:
for Social Research Methods students and Science Communication students : none; for other postgraduate course (International Relations, Strategic Communications, Asian Studies, International Development, Public Policy) students: completion of 24 points of their coursework, three core units and one option unit, and have achieved a 70 per cent WAM in those units.
NS, S1, S2, SSSOCS5101Social Sciences Professional Placement 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 credit points in the Master of International Journalism or Master of International Relations or Master of Strategic Communication or Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication or Master of Heritage Studies or Master of Professional Archaeology or Master of International Development or double award Master of International Law and Master of International Relations or Master of Public Policy or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies or Master of Asian Studies
SSSOCS5200Digital Advocacy
Prerequisites:
24 credits at Level 5
NSSOCS5501Evaluation

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) (i) a relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and

(iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience related to international development.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) the admission requirements under Rule 4;

and

(b) for applicants under Rule 4(b) (iii):

(i) a curriculum vitae; and

(ii) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 73250 Graduate Certificate in International Development (24 points)
  • 73350 Graduate Diploma in International Development (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of International Development course before completing it, but after having completed 24 points at Level 4 or Level 5, including two core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Development.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of International Development course before completing it, but after having completed 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, including two core units, and at least two specialisation units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in International Development.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's degree that aligns with the chosen specialisation in the course are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Research project

13. Students who request approval to undertake a research project in this course must have achieved—

(a) a 70 per cent average in 24 points of coursework comprising Level 4 or 5 units, with a minimum of 18 points core units of the Master of International Development in order to undertake the Research Design unit aligned with their specialisation;

and

(b) a minimum of 70 per cent in the Research Design unit in order to continue with the research project and take the remaining three 6-point units aligned with their specialisation.