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The Degree of Master of International Development
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Master of International Development requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have
(b) been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies, with a B grade average or above across the 200 and 300 level specialisation courses; or
(c) have been awarded or qualified for any Bachelor’s degree, with a B grade average or above across the relevant 200 and 300 level courses, and have relevant field or industry experience of an appropriate kind and duration; or
(d) been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in International Development, or equivalent, with a B grade average or above.
2. Candidates for the Master of International Development shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:
(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including
(b) any compulsory courses.
3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2 (b) candidates may, with the permission of the Academic Board or their delegate, be exempt from the requirement to complete the 131707 Development Research Design if they have already completed a relevant research methods course at the same level, or have extensive research experience. Such candidates must complete an approved alternative 700-level course.
4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(d) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
5. The Master of International Development is awarded without a specialisation.
6. For progression to Part Two in the Master of International Development (Coursework pathway) candidates must have achieved a B grade average across the first 120 credits of courses completed in Part One.
7. For progression to Part Two in the Master of International Development (Research Pathway), candidates must have achieved a B+ grade average across the first 120 credits of courses completed in Part One.
8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of International Development may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
9. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in International Development or the Postgraduate Diploma in International Development should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.
11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
12. All candidates who commenced study towards the Master of International Development on or after 1 January 2015 must satisfy the requirements as specified in these regulations.
13. Candidates who have completed at least 30 credits towards the Master of International Development prior to 1 January 2020 may be exempt from the requirement to complete 131707 Development Research Design. This transition provision expires 31 December 2024.
Schedule for the Master of International Development
Part One (120 credits from)
Compulsory courses (90 credits from)
131701 Development and Underdevelopment 30 credits
131702 Development Management 30 credits
131707 Development Research Design 30 credits
Subject courses (30 credits from)
131703 Gender and Development 30 credits
131704 Sustainable Development 30 credits
131706 Globalisation and Development 30 credits
294717 Human Security in Application 30 credits
Part Two: Coursework Pathway (60 credits from)
131897 Research Report International Development (60) 60 credits
Part Two: Research Pathway (120 credits from)
131816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
131899 Thesis 120 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 29 September 2022