The MAAPD (Research) program will provide you with the research training you need to engage in professional research activities in the development sector and to develop the research experience needed for entry into a PhD program. It involves an additional 24 points of study on completion of the 48 point MAAPD coursework program.
Graduates of the MAAPD (Research) program will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Design research activities, including identifying and reviewing relevant literature, developing research questions and identifying appropriate research methods;
- Communicate research findings to relevant audiences in the form of a sub-thesis.
Who should do the MAAPD (Research) program
The MAAPD (Research) program is designed for those who have an interest in learning about and applying social research methods in a development context. It is designed for MAAPD students who have demonstrated their capability for independent research by achieving solid grades during the coursework program for entry, we require an average score of 70% in your coursework grades, or special permission from the program conveners. After you have completed the first 24 points of the MAAPD coursework program you will be able to flag your interest in the MAAPD (Research) course.
The MAAPD (Research) program involves a research project supervised by MAAPD program staff based in the College of Arts and Social Science or the College of Asia-Pacific. The choice of supervisor will depend upon your area of research interest. If your project is supervised in CASS, you will enrol in ANTH8048. If your project is supervised in CAP, you will enrol in ANTH8050. The course requirements and content are the same in every other respect.
The MAAPD (Research) program can be completed over one-year on a part-time basis, or over 1 semester on a full-time basis. Note that field research will normally require ethics clearance and may involve costs to the student on top of course fees.