MC211 - Master of International Development

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Plan: MC211 - Master of International Development
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

All core courses in this program and many electives are available both on campus and online, with many electives offered as intensives during the long Summer break. Courses will use a variety of teaching approaches including workshops, seminars, studios, lectures and tutorials and use methods such as case studies, collaborative group work, negotiated learning, peer review, presentations and discussion. Learning experiences will include guest seminars from eminent scholars and development professionals and extend to opportunities to learn explicit field research and vocational skills from experienced researchers and development professionals.

You will experience a range of activities including Work Integrated Learning (WIL) which are designed to expose you to the challenges of working with development professionals. You will be able to undertake internships and field projects, and design, implement and evaluate your own projects, as well as simulated activities representing real work place scenarios.

Assessment tasks include essay and report writing, classroom presentations, online discussions, reflective journals and application of planning and assessment tools used by practitioners. Beyond the requirements of scholarly rigor that are valuable in the workplace as well as the university, assessment in this program extends to the development of project design documents, evaluation plans, budgeting exercises and more. Whether your interests are academic or vocational, this program challenges you to develop a balanced set of professional capabilities that uniquely combine theory with practice.

Most of the assessment you undertake will be designed so that your lecturer and peers can provide you with ongoing feedback on strengths and areas for improvement in your learning. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the program and continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.

The project in your final year will be a capstone experience designed as a culmination of your learning throughout the program.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate variations to aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more. 

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for recognition once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.
If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.
Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.

The specific WIL courses in this program are:

  • HUSO2159 International Project Management
  • HUSO2346 International Development Research

The integration of work-based learning and academic learning will allow you to solve authentic workplace problems or address real issues faced in organisations. You can expect to receive industry feedback on your scholarly investigation for a professional context in the workplace.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. Please note, all courses may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Governance 12 POLI1099 City Campus
Global Development 12 HUSO2074 City Campus
Learning and Participation in Development 12 HUSO2158 City Campus
International Project Management: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 12 HUSO2159 City Campus
Gender in Development 12 HUSO2085 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Civil Society, NGOs and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2096 City Campus
Economics and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2173 City Campus
Research Strategies - Social Sciences 12 HUSO2079 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
Fieldwork and Global Development 12 HUSO2430 City Campus
Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
AND
Complete Two (2) Courses from any of the Program Options listed at the end of this program structure.
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Two (2) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Ethics 12 HUSO2347 City Campus
Global Studies Research 24 HUSO2346 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Civil Society, NGOs and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2096 City Campus
Economics and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2173 City Campus
Research Strategies - Social Sciences 12 HUSO2079 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
Fieldwork and Global Development 12 HUSO2430 City Campus
Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete Four (4) Courses from any of the Program Options listed at the end of this program structure:
 
AND

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Program Option Courses:

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Conflict and Peace-Building

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation 12 POLI1114 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
Terrorism and Society 12 POLI1060 City Campus
OR
Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus
Humanitarian Futures 12 HUSO2432 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2177 City Campus
Post Disaster Project Management 12 BUIL1268 City Campus
Shelter and Settlements in Disasters and Development 12 ARCH1431 City Campus
OR
Gender and Development

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Gender Practice in Development 12 HUSO2070 City Campus
Human Trafficking 12 HUSO2197 City Campus
Women and International Justice 12 HUSO2256 City Campus
OR
Global Justice

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

International Law for Development 12 HUSO2320 City Campus
Human Trafficking 12 HUSO2197 City Campus
Governance and Democracy in Development 12 HUSO2073 City Campus
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 12 HUSO2224 City Campus
Women and International Justice 12 HUSO2256 City Campus
Border Security 12 JUST2301 City Campus
International Policing 12 JUST2247 City Campus
OR
Culture and Communication

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
International Perspective on Community Development 12 HUSO2263 City Campus
Communication for Social Change 12 COMM2083 City Campus
Stakeholder Relations and Emergent Media 12 COMM1107 City Campus
Communication Design for Social Change 12 GRAP2563 City Campus
Communication Management: Theory and Practice 12 COMM1123 City Campus
OR
Human Rights and Advocacy

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Advocacy and Social Action 12 HUSO2069 City Campus
Introduction to Applied Human Rights 12 HUSO2286 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples 12 HUSO2295 City Campus
Policy Making and Indigenous Peoples 12 POLI1112 City Campus
OR
Sustainability and Poverty Alleviation

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Economics and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2173 City Campus
Contemporary Global Political Economy:Inclusive Growth,Sustainability & Technological Transformation 12 HUSO2171 City Campus
Microenterprise and Development 12 HUSO2067 City Campus
Assessing Progress in Developing Countries 12 HUSO2080 City Campus
Urbanisation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 12 ARCH1265 City Campus
Global Health: Philosophies, Priorities and Politics 12 HUSO2072 City Campus
OR
Leadership and Management

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Civil Society, NGOs and Sustainable Development 12 HUSO2096 City Campus
Managing Across Cultures 12 BUSM3127 City Campus
Leadership and Management 12 BUSM1530 City Campus
Business and Government in the Global Context 12 BUSM3886 City Campus
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law 12 BUSM4136 City Campus
OR
Applied Language

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Chinese 1 12 LANG1067 City Campus
Chinese 2 12 LANG1172 City Campus
Chinese 3 12 LANG1215 City Campus
Chinese 4 12 LANG1216 City Campus
Chinese 5 12 LANG1217 City Campus
Chinese 6 12 LANG1218 City Campus
Chinese Language and Society 12 LANG1246 City Campus
Chinese Language in Context 12 LANG1248 City Campus
French 1 12 LANG1176 City Campus
French 2 12 LANG1183 City Campus
French 3 12 LANG1187 City Campus
French 4 12 LANG1197 City Campus
French 5 12 LANG1250 City Campus
French 6 12 LANG1252 City Campus
French Language and Society 12 LANG1292 City Campus
French Language in Context 12 LANG1293 City Campus
Italian 1 12 LANG1174 City Campus
Italian 2 12 LANG1175 City Campus
Japanese 1 12 LANG1169 City Campus
Japanese 2 12 LANG1171 City Campus
Japanese 3 12 LANG1253 City Campus
Japanese 4 12 LANG1256 City Campus
Japanese 5 12 LANG1257 City Campus
Japanese 6 12 LANG1258 City Campus
Japanese Language and Society 12 LANG1296 City Campus
Japanese Language in Context 12 LANG1297 City Campus
Spanish 1 12 LANG1177 City Campus
Spanish 2 12 LANG1179 City Campus
Spanish 3 12 LANG1185 City Campus
Spanish 4 12 LANG1201 City Campus
Spanish 5 12 LANG1208 City Campus
Spanish 6 12 LANG1210 City Campus
Spanish Language and Society 12 LANG1294 City Campus
Spanish Language in Context 12 LANG1295 City Campus
Chinese for Professional Communication 12 LANG1291 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

The MC211 Master of International studies has been discontinued. The final program intake was Semester 2 2021.

 If you are an active student, you can remain in the program and will have until the end of Semester 2 2024 to complete your studies. You will receive enrolment advice to support you to complete your studies by the teach-out date. On successful completion of your program, you will be eligible to graduate with MC211 Master of International Studies. 

You can apply to transfer and continue your studies in the new program MC283 Master of Global Studies, which we feel will be an attractive option for most students in the Master of International Development. 

To ensure that all students complete the program within the teach-out period, applications for leave of absence or reduced study load requests may not be approved. 

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