International Aid and Development in Practice
Be a part of an international aid and development project with a government agency, business or NGO. Compose a formal project report. Turn to academic staff for advice, guidance and support. Sharpen your skills in preparation for your future career.
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By the end of this capstone subject, you should have a sophisticated understanding of:
- key international aid and development (IA&D) issues and practices that are of particular relevance to you
- the diverse range of approaches and perspectives (including inter-disciplinary perspectives) that can be integrated when addressing these issues and practices.
By the end of the subject, you should have developed (and be applying) skills in:
- integrating the knowledge acquired during university studies to particular IA&D tasks
- designing and undertaking IA&D-related research
- collaborating professionally with relevant organisations
- creative problem-solving
- thinking critically about the ethical implications of research and practice
- articulate, persuasive communication, including preparing and delivering oral presentations to a high standard
- preparing a formal Project report to a professional standard
- being a reflective practitioner, able to reflect on progress and experiences, and critical feedback - and learn from it.
- In this unit, students are encouraged to work with government agencies, industry or NGOs on projects relevant to international aid and development,
- while drawing on the support of academic supervisors.
Enrolment in the BA International Aid and Development and completion of a minimum of 48 points.
No special requirements
This capstone subject provides a valuable opportunity to apply and build international aid and development skills, knowledge and networks. Students are encouraged to work with government agencies, industry or NGOs on projects relevant to international aid and development, while drawing on the support of academic supervisors. While suggestions for project topics and partner organisations are provided, the onus is on students to organise projects that match their interests. Aim: to build the capacities needed for a career as a development practitioner.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- final presentation (30%)
- progress report (20%)
- final report (50%)