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Master of Development Studies and Global Health

Course Description

Bringing together expertise from the Department of Anthropology, Human Geography, and other disciplines across Macquarie University, the Master of Development Studies and Global Health is an innovative applied cross-disciplinary program focusing on development theory and practice, global health challenges and the intersections between these fields.

This degree is unique from other development studies and global health programs because of its attention to development and global health issues and because it involves both comprehensive coursework and offers an opportunity to gain in-depth, applied research experience. This research focus enables students to gain valuable hands-on experience in ethnographic or social impact assessment methodologies on a topic of their choosing. After entering the program, students choose to specialise in development studies or global health.

In the development global health fields, employment opportunities increase for those that possess at least a graduate degree and field experience (work and/or research) and have a region and topic of focus. This degree is designed to meet these specific needs.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-development-studies-and-global-health

Key benefits
- Offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and training in the fields of development studies or global health
- Opportunity to undertake a supervised research-based project where you design and conduct your own independent project, practise your newly acquired skills and put theory into action
- You will develop culturally relevant and professional leadership skills to work collaboratively to set priorities, identify issues and address the practical problems within a variety of contexts
- An applied anthropology focus and an opportunity to learn and apply ethnographic or social impact assessment methods

Suitable for
Those coming from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. For example, graduates from the social sciences, behavioural or health science with some social science background; or those with work experience as a development professional, social worker or health professional.

Recognition of prior learning
Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant area;
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework) or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline.

- Relevant disciplines
Development studies, Anthropology, Human Geography, Public or International Health or Sociology.

- Relevant areas
Development, humanitarian aid, global health, human/social services and social research.

English language requirements
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Career Opportunities
- community development, humanitarian or international and domestic aid worker
- development, health and social impact analyst
- health research, policy or program specialist
- in-country field researcher, analyst and consultant

- Employers
Government, non-governmental, humanitarian, research, social and health services, disaster relief and multilateral aid organisations; or other groups concerned with development, human rights, gender, health, Indigenous issues, and refugee, migration and immigration issues.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-development-studies-and-global-health

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in social sciences, behavioural or health sciences (with a social science background), or a related discipline; A GPA of at least 2.70 (out of 4.0)

Course Fees

See http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-development-studies-and-global-health

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