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Master Of Applied Anthropology & Participatory Development

  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Anthropology

  • Start Date

    February, July

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time (courses to the value of 48 units)

  • Course Type

    MA

Course content

The Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) examines the application of anthropology’s critical methods and styles as well as social issues in development. The degree will provide you with an understanding of the principal ways in which critical social inquiry and participatory processes can be applied to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities. The program and its specialisations are designed for people working in government, non-government organisations and as independent consultants.

MAAPD is available in the following five specialisations: gender and development, indigenous policy, humanitarian action, conflict and development and society and environment. As part of this degree you may also have the opportunity to undertake fieldwork or an internship.


Typical courses
• Introduction to Australian Indigenous Development
• Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy
• Introduction to Gender and Development
• Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs
• Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
• Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
• MAAPD Internship
• Migration, Refugees and Development
• Participatory Modeling for Development
• Resource Projects and Indigenous Peoples
• Social Impact Studies in Project Cycle
• Social Mapping and Community Politics

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