Development Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Development Studies

Master of Development Studies

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points from selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 36 credit points from elective units of study
(i) a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from outside those listed in the Table, including:
(ii) units of study from other faculties; and
(d) a minimum of 6 credit points from capstone units of study; or
(f) an optional specialisation in:
(i) Social Research.

Graduate Diploma in Development Studies

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 6 credit points from selective units of study; and
(c) 18 credit points from elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Development Studies

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Core units

DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900
Semester 2
DVST6902
Development: Communication and Education
6    N SSCP6901
Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6      Semester 1
ANTH6916
Culture and Development: Key Concepts
6      Semester 1

Selective units

DVST6905
Development Project Evaluation
6      Semester 1
DVST6906
Culture, Gender, Health in Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ECOP6130
Human Rights and International Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCLG6912


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
HRTD6903
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
6      Semester 2
HRTD6916
Human Rights Simulation
6      Semester 1

Elective units

ANTH6910
Supervised Reading I

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N ANTH3921

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ANTH6911
Supervised Reading II

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N ANTH3922

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6      Semester 1
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    N GOVT6154
Semester 1
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    P ECON5001 or ECON5002 or ECON5040
Semester 2
ECON6023
International Trade
6    P ECON6001 or ECON6701
Semester 1
ECOP6015
Global Employment and Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
ECOP6016
China in the International Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6017
Inequality in the Global Economy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing
6      Semester 1
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6      Semester 2
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
EDPB5016
Global Education and Equity
6      Semester 2
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
GCST6905
Gender in Cultural Theory
6      Semester 2
GLOH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
6   

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Semester 2
GLOH5124
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
6    N MIPH5124


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Intensive October
GLOH5135
Global Health Systems and Delivery
6    N HPOL5001 or MIPH5134 or MIPH5135


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Semester 1
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
The Politics of Policy Making
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6   

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Semester 2
HRTD6901
Human Rights and the Human Rights System
6      Semester 1
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N TPTM6390
Intensive July
LNGS7507
Language and Communities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2a
GOVT6137
Forces of Change in Int Relations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6156
Strategy and Civil Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
PACS6909
Cultures of Violence
6      Intensive May
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Intensive March
PACS6912
Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCWK6933
Semester 2
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Summer Main
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    N SCWK6935
Intensive August
PACS6915
Human Rights, Peace and Justice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCWK6941
Semester 2
PACS6924
Democracy in the Developing World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
PACS6925
Peace and the Global Compact

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2b
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Intensive April
PACS6931
Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice
6      Intensive October
PACS6934
Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice
6      Intensive May
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901
Semester 1
SCLG6913
Social Justice Vocational Placement
6    P 24 credit points at 6000 level and including SCLG6923

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive November
Semester 1
Semester 1b
Semester 2
Semester 2b
SCLG6923
Social Justice Vocational Project Design
6    N SCLG6914
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCLG6916
Indigenous Rights - Global Issues
6      Semester 2
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1

Optional Specialisation

Social Research
(a) 12 credit points from the following:
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6      Semester 1
(b) 6 credit points from the following:
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6      Semester 2
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
SSPS6004
Social Research Ethics
6    N SCLG6902 or SCLG3003
Semester 1
SSPS6005
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
6      Semester 2
SSPS6006
Data Analytics for Social Research
6      Semester 2
SSPS6007
Intro to Computational Social Sciences
6      Semester 2
Capstone units
SCLG6905
Independent Research Project
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6911
Dissertation Part A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
DVST6912
Dissertation Part B
6    P DVST6911
Semester 1
Semester 2