MC283 - Master of Global Studies

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Plan: MC283 - Master of Global Studies
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, and many of the optional courses, are available both on campus and online. You will experience a range of teaching and learning approaches that are intended to enhance the development of your skills and knowledge, including seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, industry-based presentations, problem-based learning, presentations, group-based learning, independent research, reflective learning techniques and case studies. You will be required to demonstrate a range of methods of scholarly and professional communication, including extended analytical writing, preparation of technical reports, oral presentations, and collaboration with peers.   

Assessment  

Assessment is aligned to the course and program learning outcomes and is designed to complement your learning experience. Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through a range of assessment tasks that may include essay writing, report and project writing, class presentations, group work, online discussion and other online activities, case studies, problem solving and analysis and industry-based assessment. Most of the assessments 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, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation. The project in your final semester will be a capstone experience designed as a culmination of your learning throughout the program.  

This program has inherent requirements. If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the 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 credit 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.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice. 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 practice 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 WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with industry through a variety of learning activities including group projects and industry placements to enhance and develop your knowledge and skills in a work context. 

The designated WIL course for this program is HUSO2346 Global Studies Research, in which you will work on a research or practice project addressing real issues faced by an organisation or community, with the option of undertaking a work placement. Through a series of practical, analytical and research exercises, your work and that of your peers will be discussed and critiqued by professionals actively engaged in global affairs. The program prepares and supports you for these experiences. Several other courses, including POLI1099 Global Governance and HUSO2434 Global Security Challenges, involve simulated professional projects.

There are no pre-requisites or additional costs associated with any of these WIL experiences and activities.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester:
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Governance 12 POLI1099 City Campus
Global Development 12 HUSO2074 City Campus
Sustainability, Governance and Social Change 12 ENVI1169 City Campus
Global Security Challenges 12 HUSO2434 City Campus
AND
Complete Two (2) Courses from one Minor of your choice. The list of Minors and their courses is listed after Year 2 of the structure.
AND
Select and Complete 24 credit points of courses from the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure, or from one of the other Minors.
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Studies Research 24 HUSO2346 City Campus
AND
Complete the remaining Two (2) Courses from the same Minor you chose in Year 1. The list of Minors and their courses is listed after Year 2 of the structure.
AND
Select and Complete 48 credit points of courses from the Program Options listed at the end of the program structure, or from one of the other Minors.
 
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Development Minor

Minor Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Program Design and Participation 12 HUSO2158 City Campus
International Project Management: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 12 HUSO2159 City Campus
Global Ethics 12 HUSO2347 City Campus
Gender in Development 12 HUSO2085 City Campus
 
OR

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Urban Sustainability Minor

Minor Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Climate Change Responses 12 ENVI1222 City Campus
Urbanisation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 12 ARCH1265 City Campus
Environmental Management Systems and Tools 12 ENVI1128 City Campus
Urban Economics and Spatial Development 12 ARCH1408 City Campus
 
OR

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Security Minor

Minor Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Case Studies in Cyber Security 12 INTE1122 City Campus
Technology, Security and Global Politics 12 SOCU2240 City Campus
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation 12 POLI1114 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
 
OR

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Crisis Management and Disaster Response Minor

Minor Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance 12 SOCU2234 City Campus
Post Disaster Project Management 12 BUIL1268 City Campus
Humanitarian Intervention and Security in an Age of Crisis 12 POLI1113 City Campus
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Real-World Strategies and Solutions 12 ARCH3338 City Campus
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AND

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Program Options

Development:

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
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
Fieldwork and Global Development 12 HUSO2430 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
Governance and Democracy in Development 12 HUSO2073 City Campus
Microenterprise and Development 12 HUSO2067 City Campus
International Project Management: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 12 HUSO2159 City Campus
International Perspective on Community Development 12 HUSO2263 City Campus
Global Health: Philosophies, Priorities and Politics 12 HUSO2072 City Campus
International Law for Development 12 HUSO2320 City Campus
Contemporary Global Political Economy:Inclusive Growth,Sustainability & Technological Transformation 12 HUSO2171 City Campus
Human Trafficking 12 HUSO2197 City Campus
Education and Development 12 HUSO2413 City Campus
Introduction to Applied Human Rights 12 HUSO2286 City Campus
Policy Making and Indigenous Peoples 12 POLI1112 City Campus
Global Mental Health 12 NURS2186 City Campus
AND
Urban Sustainability:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Global Urban Transitions: Processes and Outcomes 12 ARCH1488 City Campus
Strategic Planning issues 12 ARCH1261 City Campus
Green Cities 12 ARCH1287 City Campus
Ecosystems and Human Impact 12 ENVI1162 City Campus
Global Cities 12 ARCH1402 City Campus
Integrated Transport Planning 12 ARCH1311 City Campus
Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design 12 OENG1118 City Campus
Housing and Health 12 BUIL1323 City Campus
Ethics and Sustainability 12 OENG1093 City Campus
Environmental Management Systems and Tools 12 ENVI1128 City Campus
GIS Fundamentals 12 GEOM1159 City Campus
The Economic, Social and Environmental Context for Sustainable Energy 12 MIET2126 City Campus
Sustainable Energy Systems and Design 12 MIET2129 City Campus
Sustainable Energy Fundamentals 12 MIET2371 City Campus
Support Environment 12 MANU2171 City Campus
Water, Sanitation and Waste Management 12 CIVE1260 City Campus
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Security:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Terrorism and Society 12 POLI1060 City Campus
Global Crime 12 SOCU2292 City Campus
Border Security 12 JUST2301 City Campus
Criminal Justice Systems 12 JUST2313 City Campus
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 12 HUSO2224 City Campus
Introduction to Information Security 12 INTE1120 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
International Law for Development 12 HUSO2320 City Campus
Human Trafficking 12 HUSO2197 City Campus
Law and Justice Policy 12 SOCU2073 City Campus
Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society 12 INTE2400 City Campus
Foundations of Policing 12 JUST2253 City Campus
International Policing 12 JUST2247 City Campus
Women and International Justice 12 HUSO2256 City Campus
Introduction to Criminology 12 SOCU2291 City Campus
Preventing Violence Against Women. 12 JUST2344 City Campus
Advanced Practice in Preventing Violence Against Women 12 SOCU2295 City Campus
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Crisis Management and Disaster Response

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2177 City Campus
Migrants in Transition: Migration, Displacement and Mobility 12 HUSO2420 City Campus
Humanitarian Futures 12 HUSO2432 City Campus
Children in Development and Humanitarian Practice 12 HUSO2419 City Campus
Disaster, Design, and Development 24 ARCH3340 City Campus
Shelter and Settlements in Disasters and Development 24 ARCH3339 City Campus
Industry Engagement for Disaster Design and Development 12 ARCH1480 City Campus
Humanitarian Engineering 12 OENG1114 City Campus
Risk and Project Management 12 OENG1117 City Campus
Logistics Engineering and Systems 12 MANU2120 City Campus
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Culture and Communication:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Theoretical Bases of Translating and Interpreting 12 LANG1220 City Campus
Digital Technology and Globalisation 12 HUSO2364 City Campus
Global News Studies 12 COMM1224 City Campus
Community and Civic Engagement 12 COMM2761 City Campus
Global Media and Communication Industries 12 COMM2478 City Campus
Global Communication in a Digital Age 24 COMM2665 City Campus
International Advertising 12 MKTG1184 City Campus
International Media Collaboration 12 COMM2539 City Campus
Communication for Social Change 12 COMM2083 City Campus
Communication Design for Social Change 12 GRAP2563 City Campus
Communication Management: Theory and Practice 12 COMM1123 City Campus
Intercultural Knowledges and Practices 12 HUSO2378 City Campus
AND
Business and Economics:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Leadership Issues in International Management 12 BUSM3229 City Campus
International Strategy and Innovation 12 BUSM4357 City Campus
Global Business and Social Technology: A Case Study Approach 12 ISYS1028 City Campus
Supply Chain Principles 12 OMGT1021 City Campus
Risk Analysis and Assessment 12 BUSM1734 City Campus
International Logistics 12 OMGT2088 City Campus
Business and Government in the Global Context 12 BUSM3886 City Campus
Sustainable International Business Futures 12 BUSM4388 City Campus
International Marketing 12 BUSM1588 City Campus
Global Trends in Property 12 MKTG1434 City Campus
Engineering Economic Strategy 12 MANU1054 City Campus
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Policy, Leadership and Management:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Policy: Concepts, Debates and Practices 12 POLI1107 City Campus
Policy Making 12 POLI1052 City Campus
Policy Design and Implementation 12 POLI1108 City Campus
Global Human Resource Management 12 BUSM4497 City Campus
Employment Relations from a Global Perspective 12 BUSM4498 City Campus
Introduction to Project Management 12 BUSM1269 City Campus
Managing Across Cultures 12 BUSM3127 City Campus
Business and Government in the Global Context 12 BUSM3886 City Campus
International Engineering Management 12 MANU1398 City Campus
Risk Management and Feasibility 12 MANU1051 City Campus
Project Management 12 MANU2123 City Campus
Introduction to Program Evaluation 12 HWSS2226 City Campus
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Languages:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Language Policy and Language Services 12 LANG1226 City Campus
Language and Culture In-Country 12 LANG1336 City 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
Chinese for Professional Communication 12 LANG1291 City Campus
Chinese through Drama 12 LANG1290 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
Introduction to Language 12 LANG1389 City Campus
Language and Society 12 LANG1390 City Campus
Global Language 12 SOCU2304 City Campus
Language Management in Global Organisations 12 SOCU2305 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

The program structure of MC283 Master of Global Studies has been amended and the following changes applied in Semester 1, 2023.
 

2023
Minor Options

Course title change for HUSO2158 from Learning and Participation in Development to Program Design and Participation.

Active students who have completed this course under the previous name, will not be required to repeat the course as a result of the title change.

If you have commenced the MC283 Master of Global Studies program prior to these changes, you will not be disadvantaged, and all approved courses undertaken previously will contribute toward your qualification. You will not be required to complete extra credit points or incur any extra costs because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available to you and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.  

If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies, you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure.

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