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Coursework

Master of Development Studies

  • CRICOS Code: 031145D

What will I study?

Overview

200 point program (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)

This is our most popular program for those who have completed undergraduate study. No experience is necessary.

  • 25 points of Compuslory subjects
  • 112.5 points of Elective subjects (Coursework option)
    or
  • 50 points of Minor Thesis subjects (Thesis option)
  • 50 points of Elective subjects (Thesis option)
  • Another 12.5 point Compulsory subject (Thesis option)

150 point program (1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent)

This is for graduates who have completed at least one year of relevant professional work experience, or equivalent, in addition to relevant background study, or graduates of an honours degree in any discipline.

  • 25 points of Compulsory subjects
  • 37.5 points of Core subjects
  • 87.5 points of Elective subjects (Coursework option)
    or
  • 50 points of Minor Thesis Subjects (Thesis option)
  • 50 points of Elective subjects (Thesis option)
  • Another 12.5 point Compulsory subject (Thesis option)

100 point program (1 year full-time or part-time equivalent)

This is for relevant honours graduates or those who have completed at least two years professional work experience in a closely related field, in addition to relevant background study.

  • 25 points of Compulsory subjects
  • 75 points of Elective subjects (Coursework option)
    or
  • 50 points of Minor Thesis subjects (Thesis option)
  • 12.5 points of Elective subjects (Thesis option)
  • Another 12.5 point Compulsory subject (Thesis option)

Capstone requirement

Students can choose between a Coursework or Minor Thesis option for their Capstone. All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (minimum 25 points).

For more information on subjects, Capstone streams, and detailed information, please view the Handbook entry for this course.

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