Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Program code

5594

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 Social and Cultural Dynamics of 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 Social and Cultural Dynamics of Development?

This field of study provides students with the skills and knowledge required for a career in social planning and development. The courses in this concentration area are guided by the logic and coherence of a project cycle within which students learn how to plan, design and appraise projects; conduct needs assessments; develop project proposals; assess social impacts; and engage in public consultations. They also utilise participatory rapid appraisal (PRA) techniques; design and conduct social surveys; compile community profiles; and monitor and evaluate social programs and development projects. In this way, students who graduate from this specialised area are expected to become competent social scientists and practitioners in development with both a good knowledge of the framework of social development planning, and a 'tool kit' of methodologies to apply in a variety of work settings.

Courses

View the Master of Development Practice course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Social and Cultural Dynamics of 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.