Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Program code

5346

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

School of Social Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

View the Master of Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Politics of Global Development field of study.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Politics of Global Development?

Development is inherently political and involves relations of power in all its aspects. This field of study is concerned with the relations between and among actors in development, how these relations are experienced, and in which ways they are attended by struggle, contestation and conflict in contexts of social and political change. In working towards analyses dealing with such central questions, we continuously foreground and emphasize the intricate link between theories and practices.

The courses offered in this field introduce students to the analytical tools required to examine political challenges of global development. They examine dilemmas, struggles and strategies shaping development globally; the international political economy of globalisation and development; challenges of reconstruction and restoration in post-conflict development contexts; theories and practices of mediation and conflict resolution; the role of culture, and questions of identity in development; struggles to enhance gender equity; and the ethics and politics of Human Rights. These are central issues in contemporary global development and students will gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills essential for working in this field.

Courses

View the Master of Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Politics of Global Development field of study.

Employment opportunities

Students who have studied previously in these areas have gone on to work for organisations like the United Nations Development Program, the World Food Program and various non-government organisations, as well as for government departments in central, state or local governments and research institutes. Many are also employed by the private sector as consultants and some have set up their own consultancy practice.

What it costs

Please view the Master of Development Practice for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Master of Development Practice for information on key dates and how to apply.