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Our Development Practice 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. The program is designed to provide an integrated learning experience, with an emphasis on enabling students aiming to work on any aspect of development and related concerns to draw connections, identify challenges, and devise critically informed problem-solving strategies.
The program combines multidisciplinary insights from the offerings provided by the four schools teaching into the program; Political Science and International Studies, Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Social Science and Social Work and Human Services. It is from this multidisciplinary foundation that students may then choose courses from the four fields of study.
For students embarking on the Master of Development Practice (Advanced) a component of the program enables students to complete an indepth research project (under supervision) on a topic of their choosing in consultation with the Program Director. This is optional for students enrolled in the Masters program. In addittion to this students may draw from a comprehensive list of electives from a range of relevant subject areas.
The program is unique in its multidisciplinary composition and provides an intellectually challenging and engaing environment for students. We are confident that those thinking of joining our program will find our flexible and diverse study options cutting edge in terms of its engagement with contemporary debates and emerging issues in development theory and practice.
Our flexible program offers you the following options to suit your study plans:
Master of Development Practice (1.5 years)
Graduate Certificate in Development Practice (Duration: 1 semester)
You are given the opportunity to articulate to the next level by completing one program of study.
We thank you for your interest in Development Practice at UQ and look forward to assisting you with your enquiries. For further information about our program and study options please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.