Department of Anthropology
Master of Development Studies and Global Health
The Master of Development Studies and Global Health (MDSGH) at Macquarie University provides students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable skills and training in the fields of development or global health. Committed to research and teaching at the intersections of anthropology, development studies, human geography, and global health, our goal is to train and equip scholars and practitioners with the knowledge and innovative skills needed to address development and health related issues in our globalized world.
Students in the MDSGH program take foundational classes in development, research methodology, medical anthropology and applied anthropology. Students choose a specialisation in Development Studies or Global Health (see specialization descriptions), complete a comprehensive coursework program, and have the option to engage in an applied, research driven project. The program enables students to gain valuable analytic abilities and hands-on experience in ethnographic or social impact assessment methodologies, both increasingly sought after skills in global health and development careers within government, NGOs, the private sector, research, and multilateral organizations.
The Master of Development Studies and Global Health is designed for students coming from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Students with a bachelors degree in the social sciences, or a related field with some social science background or relevant work experience, would be successful in immersing themselves within our cross-disciplinary dialogue, practice-based learning, and application of theory to development and health challenges. Some students with an existing postgraduate degree or those with three or more years relevant work experience are eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and our shortened one-year masters program. For further details, please see our RPL guidelines.