Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Geography and Environmental Science


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Coursework programs in international development and environmental analysis have been designed to equip students with tools and knowledge for a career promoting just and sustainable change in the developing world. Studies cover a broad range of topics including:

  • governance
  • participation and representation
  • poverty alleviation
  • the processes, theories and practices of globalisation and environmental sustainability.

Refer also to the postgraduate area of study entries for 'international development', 'geography' and 'environmental science'.


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Students complete a 24 point research project and 24 points of coursework units.

Core units

  • APG4627 Research in political ecology
  • APG4556 Urbanisation and regional development in the Indo-Pacific rims or APG4628 Doctrines of development
  • APG4737 Research project part 1 and APG4738 Research project part 2(24 pts)

Elective units

  • approved elective unit(s) to the value of 12 points
Course coordinator

Dr Stephen Legg

Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry at

This program provides some coursework as a foundation for students undertaking a substantial piece of research relating to international development theory, policy or practice. The course extends the knowledge, research and writing skills of people already working in, or seeking employment in, organisations involved in international or sustainable development.


  • 12 points of international development units
  • 12 points approved by the international development program coordinators.

Course coordinator

Dr Craig Thorburn

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 3783 Master of Sustainability