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  • The Master of Development Practice addresses key topics in the world: the political economy of development, gender, health, environment, climate change impact, food security, and methods for gauging social impacts of change on communities and regions. The courses bring together aspects of community level development, urban, regional and social planning, and political analysis from local to global levels. The program teaches you to deal with the challenges faced by development practitioners across multiple levels and scales in both developed and developing countries.

    The program offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to advancing the knowledge and skills of students who seek to obtain a better understanding of the challenges of development in the contemporary context. Taught and supervised by scholars engaged in the field through research and practice, the program creates teaching approaches that are both inspiring and informative. Whilst equipping students with analytical and technical skills for development work, teaching staff are intent on providing a learning space for students to ‘discover’ their practice. This requires deeply reflective capabilities to understand personal qualities as practitioners within the context of contemporary development practice.

    Majors/Specialisations
    Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

    Master of Development Practice
    – Community Development Field of Study
    – Development Planning Field of Study
    – Politics of Global Development Field of Study
    – Social and Cultural Dynamics of Development Field of Study

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