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Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact.

The MAAPD is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field. The MAAPD offers five specialisations to choose from according to your passions:

  • Conflict and development
  • Gender and development
  • Humanitarian action
  • Indigenous policy
  • Society and environment

Read more on the MAAPD at the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Admission requirements

Domestic

  1. A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

International

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 %. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Career opportunities

The MAAPD will advance your career in development, policy, and program management in bilateral, mulitlateral and non-government organisations or as an independent consultant.

Further studies

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master's qualification

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

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