Anyone who is passionate about working in development has asked themselves the question ‘How can I do more to help?’ Finding the answer to that question amidst the social, political, ethical and cultural challenges of development can seem difficult.
The Master of Applied Anthropology and Development (MAAPD) is a social science qualification, teaching technical anthropological skills in the development context so you can apply them directly to your work. This includes undertaking social assessments and designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development activities using critical social inquiry and participatory processes. Alongside hands-on assessment tasks, you will also study development theory to critically evaluate the real-world impacts and challenges of development practices. The program draws from relevant, contemporary case-studies, and is designed and taught by leading academics and development workers who are themselves active in the field.
MAAPD students come from a broad range of backgrounds, from those who are currently engaged in development activities overseas to those who are completely new to development. The program accommodates this diverse and dynamic student body by offering remote access to online courses, flexible study schedules and opportunities for international internships.
The MAAPD is a highly-regarded qualification in the development sector, with many graduates reporting the degree has been a stepping-stone to success in a range of government and non-government organisations and development programs around the world.
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