Master of Pacific Development

Summary

CRICOS course code: 103372D
Level of study: Postgraduate

This program provides a formalised pathway to broader and deeper research-led learning on the Pacific region for policymakers, program designers, researchers and analysts working on and in the Pacific region. Drawing on the research portfolio and teaching staff of the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), as well as well-established cognate courses at ANU, this program offers the theoretical foundations to understand the complexities of development in the Pacific, while covering the depth and breadth of the current development, societal and political issues affecting the Pacific region. Students can design their own tailored program to include a blend of critical conceptual foundations in development and deep-dives into real-world issues for the Pacific region, with up to 30 different courses available. Students can choose from courses with traditional and intensive delivery methods, featuring assessment methods which foster critical awareness through an emphasis on building an evidence-base for policy work. In this program, you can develop long-term networks with leading experts in Pacific research, policymaking and diplomacy.
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of theory and concepts of development, together with an appreciation of how they inform and shape debate, and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses; Identify and critically analyse Pacific development problems and the key issues that comprise them; Contribute to policy and programming for Pacific development in NGOs, the private sector, government, and multilateral agencies; Articulate ideas clearly and communicate them persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences

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