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 / 2020
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 Assoc/Prof Richard Vokes
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.

Specialisations

SP-DEVEC Economics of Development
SP-DEVPP Development in Practice
SP-PODEV Politics of Development

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 2020; 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 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2GEOG5002Development Practice
lectures/in-class workshops: 5 hours per week (for 9 weeks); reading/ researching/writing: 13 hours per week (for 8 weeks)
NSPOLS5672Global Development Debates
seminars: 18 hours

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 requirementsContact hours
S1GEOG2205Geographies of Economic Development
Prerequisites:
GEOG1103 Geographies of a Global City or GEOG1104 Disasters!; or with permission of Unit co-ordinator based on equivalent studies.
Incompatibility:
PLNG2201 Geographies of Economic Development
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 or 2 hours per week
S1GEOG3306Regional Development and Planning
Prerequisites:
GEOG2205 Geographies of Economic Development or ECON2224 Environmental Economics 2 or approval of the Unit Coordinator.
Incompatibility:
PLNG3303 Regional Development and Planning
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites:
For students in the Master of Environmental Science: ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
S1GEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)
S2GEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
lectures/in-class workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks); reading/researching/writing: 10 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
lectures/discussions: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2GEOG5550Research 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.
up to 30 hours
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group

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 requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) 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) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental 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
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) and completion of 24 points or 24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
lectures/discussions: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
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 students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
S2PLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
One day a week over six weeks.
S1PLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis or PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Three face-to-face (2-hour) lectures before, and one (2-hour) lecture after the four-day field trip to be held in February. (Charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
seminars: 18 hours
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
6 days. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
seminars: 20 hours
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
lectures and workshops: up to 3 hours per week; or intensively (12 x 3-hour sessions over 2 weeks)
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
seminars: 18 hours
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
NSSOCS5501Evaluation
Taught intensively over 6 weeks (second half of S1),
NS, S1, S2WILG5001Professional Development Practicum A
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities

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 requirementsContact hours
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
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, SSECON2233Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON3300Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week
NS, S1, S2ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy; ECON1101 or equivalent.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002) or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) or enrolment in the Master of Economics (42620), or Master of International Development Economics Development specialisation (71550), Master of Agriculture (73530) or the Master of Public Policy (42580) for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2ECON5001Economic Development in Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) 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)
lectures/tutorials/labs: 4 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
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) or Master of Agricultural Economics (73530)
lectures: 4 hours per fortnight; tutorials: 2 hours per fortnight for 10 weeks
S2ECON5515Economic Growth and Institutions
seminars: 3 hours per week

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
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
up to 30 hours
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group

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 requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) 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) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental 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
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT4421Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Environmental Science (72530) and completion of 24 points or 24 points of credit
Co-requisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Incompatibility:
ENVT4404 Environmental Planning and Management
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites:
For students in the Master of Environmental Science: ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
S1GEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)
S2GEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
lectures/in-class workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks); reading/researching/writing: 10 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
T2MGMT5514Demonstrating Social Impact
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
lectures/seminars/workshops: 4 sessions (7–8 hours each) and 2 sessions (3 hours each)
NSMGMT5518Social Investment and Philanthropy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each)
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 students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
S2PLNG5511Climate Change Policy and Planning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
One day a week over six weeks.
S1PLNG5512Regional Planning
Prerequisites:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis or PLNG5411 Urban and Regional Analysis or equivalent, or approval of unit coordinator
Three face-to-face (2-hour) lectures before, and one (2-hour) lecture after the four-day field trip to be held in February. (Charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student). The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
seminars: 18 hours
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
6 days. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
seminars: 20 hours
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
lectures and workshops: up to 3 hours per week; or intensively (12 x 3-hour sessions over 2 weeks)
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
seminars: 18 hours
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
NSSOCS5501Evaluation
Taught intensively over 6 weeks (second half of S1),
NS, S1, S2WILG5001Professional Development Practicum A
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities

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 requirementsContact hours
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
up to 3 hours per teaching week
S1POLS2220Foundations of Global Political Economy
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 POLS unit
Incompatibility:
POLS3320 International Political Economy
up to 3 hours per week
N/APOLS3334The International Politics of Africa
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 Political Science and International Relations unit
up to 3 hours per week

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSPOLS5671Peace and Security in Africa
seminars: 18 hours
NSSOCS5010NGOs, Governance and Development
seminars: 18 hours
NSSOCS5013Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues
NSSOCS5014Regulating Development: State-Building, Migration, and Social Protection
Lecture/Seminars: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
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.
up to 30 hours
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
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.
contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group

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 requirementsContact hours
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) 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) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
S1ENVT4402Analysis for Environmental 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
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
S2ENVT5518The Sustainable Development Goals
Prerequisites:
For students in the Master of Environmental Science: ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
Lectures: 2 hours per week for nine weeks; workshop/practical classes: 2 hours a week for nine weeks
S1GEOG4001Population, Migration and Development
Incompatibility:
ENVT4405 Development of Rural Areas
workshops: 5 hours per week for 8 weeks (block taught with a 2-hour teaching block, followed by a break of at least 1 hour, then a 3-hour teaching block—all on the same day)
S2GEOG5004Place-based and Participatory Development
lectures/in-class workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks); reading/researching/writing: 10 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
S1GEOG5502Conservation, Development and Sustainability
Incompatibility:
SOCS5502 Conservation, Development and Sustainability
lectures/discussions: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks
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 students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (72560) must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
PLNG4411 Urban and Regional Analysis
40 (teaching blocks: 12 x 2 hours 45 minutes; field trip: 1 x 7 hours)
SSPOLS5301Democracy in Divided Societies
This unit is delivered intensively.
NSPOLS5611Religion, Global Identities and World Politics
Incompatibility:
POLS8601 Identities in Global Politics: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Religion
18 hours
NSPOLS5686International Norms, Ethics and Human Rights
seminars: 18 hours (over the course of a semester)
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
6 days. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
N/ASOCS4001Religion and Development
seminars: 20 hours
S2SOCS5001Engaging Cultural Difference
lectures and workshops: up to 3 hours per week; or intensively (12 x 3-hour sessions over 2 weeks)
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.
up to 30 hours
SSSOCS5200Digital Advocacy
1 week (30 hours) intensive split between lectures (15 hours) and practical training (15 hours); project workshops: 4 x 1 hour; final workshop: 8 hours. Summer: delivered intensively.
NSSOCS5501Evaluation
Taught intensively over 6 weeks (second half of S1),
NS, S1, S2WILG5001Professional Development Practicum A
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points of post graduate units and approval from the unit coordinator.
150 hours for pre-placement, placement and post-placement activities

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

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

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

and

(c) either

(i) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation; or

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

(2) For the Development in Practice specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in human geography and planning or any other social sciences discipline; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(3) For the Economics of Development specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either economics, mathematics, or statistics; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(4) For the Politics of Development specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in political science and policy studies, or any other social sciences discipline, or law; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(5) An applicant being admitted on the basis of professional experience is exempt from rules 4.(2), 4.(3), and 4.(4)

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—the relevant requirements under Rule 4.

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:

  • SP-DEVEC Economics of Development
  • SP-DEVPP Development in Practice
  • SP-PODEV Politics of Development

(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 which is calculated based on—

(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.