University of New South Wales, Australia

Máster Development Studies - Máster en Cooperación al Desarrollo

University of New South Wales, Australia
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en New South Wales
  • Precio:
  • Comienzo:
    Información no disponible
  • Lugar:
    UNSW Australia International Centre, East Wing, Red Centre Building
    New South Wales 2052
  • Duración:
    2 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Máster Development Studies


The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is offered by the School of Social Sciences and is a flexible and interactive program that provides specialist studies in international development at the local, national and international level. It is based on a philosophy of human rights, social justice, community development and participatory approaches.

The program will provide you with the knowledge base and analytical framework to understand and negotiate the complexities of the geopolitical, economic, social, ethical and cultural contexts in which development takes place. You will be equipped with practical professional skills which may be applied to a diverse array of career options which relate to development. The Master of Development Studies will be of value to those who see themselves playing a role in understanding and promoting development, whether from a community, government, civil society, donor or other organisational role.


Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.

* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.


Advanced disciplinary knowledge

Graduates will have an advanced knowledge relevant to international development and will possess an ability to apply this in a diverse range of contexts and environments.

Research-based learning

Graduates will have acquired significant knowledge and skills in research methodologies specific to the development discipline and through the application of these will have developed an in depth understanding of a core area of development theory and practice.

Cognitive skills and critical thinking

Graduates will have developed advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills relevant to development.

Communication and adaptive skills

Graduates will be able to communicate complex ideas to a diverse range of audiences, undertake both independent and collaborative enquiry, apply the principles, practices and skills learnt and be reflective, adaptive and ethical learners and professional practitioners.

Global outlook

Graduates will have an understanding of both local and global issues in the field of development studies.


MDS 1.5 year (72 UOC) stream (International Development or Refugees and Displacement)
Core Courses (36 UOC)
Advanced Disciplinary Course (6 - 18 UOC)
Prescribed Electives (18 - 30 UOC)
MDS 1 year (48 UOC) stream (International Development or Refugees and Displacement)
Core Courses (24 UOC)
Advanced Disciplinary Course (6 - 18 UOC)
Prescribed Electives (6 - 18 UOC)
ARTS5503 Academic Writing (6 UOC)
This course can be taken as an additional course for students wishing to develop their academic writing skills. It will not count towards the program requirements. Click here for further details about the course.

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