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2011 MAIDS Pamphlet Jun11


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									REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION                                      SCHOLARSHIPS

      Application Form (available for download at              1. SCG Foundation (The Siam Cement Foundation),
       www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th) with 2 photos;               ASEAN Foundation and MAIDS Scholarship
                                                                    ▪ Up to 4 scholarships for prospective students from
      Official Transcript from the previous college or             Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia
       university attended;                                         ▪ SCG Scholarship Programme Information:
                                                                    www.scgfoundation.org , www.aseanfoundation.org or
      The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)            www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th
       score of 550, paper-based (213 computer-based
       score), IELTS score of 6.0,CU-TEP score of 550;                                                                     Master of Arts in International
                                                                2. Scholarship Sources for Myanmar Nationals
      Curriculum Vitae/Resume;                                  ▪ Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC)               Development Studies
      Statement of Purpose;                                    ▪ Prospect Burma                                                      (MAIDS)
                                                                 ▪ Open Society Institute (OSI)
      Writing Sample;                                           ▪ Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF)
                                                                 ▪ Asia Pacific Scholarship Consortium (APSC)
      Photocopy of Thai ID card (Thai applicants);              ▪ Thabyay Education Network
      Photocopy of Passport (for non-Thai applicants);

      Photocopy of Bank Transfer of the non-refundable         CONTACT:
       800 baht application fee (if not paid in cash);
                                                                M.A. in International Development Studies (MAIDS)
      Two letters of Recommendation.                           Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
                                                                Henri-Dunant Road, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND
                                                                www.ids.polsci.chula.ac.th e-mail : maids@chula.ac.th
                                                                Tel : 66-2-218-7313; Fax : 66-2-252-6277

MAIDS TIMELINE                                                  Programme Director
                                                                Naruemon Thabchumpon, Ph.D.
  Application Period           January   1st   – March   31st
                                                                Programme Deputy-Director
  Notification of Admission June                                Asst.Prof. Soravis Jayanama
  Semester 1                   October – January
                                                                MAIDS Staff
  Semester 2                   February – May                   Sorasich Swangsilp, Programme Coordinator
                                                                Chayata Viriya, Programme Officer
  Semester 3                   June – September                 Pimkwan Doungsoithong, Programme Officer                        Faculty of Political Science
                                                                Thanaporn Tangwisuttijit, Programme Officer                     Chulalongkorn University
                                                                                                                                 Bangkok, THAILAND
          About the Master of Arts in
 International Development Studies (MAIDS)                    COURSES and THESIS REQUIREMENTS                                        FIELD TRIPS
          Faculty of Political Science
           Chulalongkorn University                           Compulsory Courses:                                                    Each year students and faculty members explore
                                                                                                                                     development issues on the ground, through at least one
The MAIDS programme was established in 2003 by the            -    Development Theory and Practice                                   in-country field trip and one extended trip to a neighboring
Centre for Social Development Studies at Chulalongkorn        -    Globalization and Development in the Asia-Pacific                 country. Past trips have dealt with issues such as post-
University. It is quite unique in the Greater Mekong Sub-          Region                                                            tsunami reconstruction, Mekong river management, and
region due to its multidisciplinary curriculum, integrating   -    The Politics of Public Policy                                     the effects of a special economic zone on the Thai-Laos
academic, technical, managerial and professional training     -    Research Methodology in Development Studies                       border.
in international development.
                                                              Elective Courses:
The programme is intended for people who are making, or                                                                              CLASS SCHEDULE
have the potential to make, a meaningful contribution as      -    Democratization, Communication and Development
researchers, practitioners, and leaders in the field of       -    Conflict Resolution                                               Classes are normally held from Monday to Friday,
International    Development.     MAIDS       offers   a      -    Development Project Management                                    between 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 16.00.
comprehensive and flexible preparation for either for a       -    Environmental Politics and Policy
career in international development or further studies at     -    Human Rights and Gender Problems in the Asia-Pacific              Each course comprises 15 sessions. The number of
the doctorate level.                                               Region                                                            sessions varies from week to week, as some courses are
                                                              -    Migration as a Development Issue                                  taught intensively by foreign guest lecturers on a short
The programme closely collaborates with like-minded           -    Critical Issues in Development Studies                            stay in Bangkok.
institutions such as the Asian Institute of Human Rights      -    Selected Topics in Development and Economy
and FOCUS on the Global South to bring first-hand             -    Selected Topics in Development and Environment                    Courses combine lectures and student-led seminars. In
knowledge on current development practice.                    -    Independent Studies                                               both, regular class attendance is required.
                                                              -    Development Practicum
Objectives:                                                   -    Seminar in Selected Topics on Development Problems
                                                                                                                                     THE MAIDS CLASS
1) To coordinate International Development Studies as         Thesis:
   a multidisciplinary postgraduate programme to                                                                                          61%        Female
   strengthen the regional coping capacity to respond to      All students are required to write a thesis on a topic related to
                                                                                                                                          39%        Male
   the complexity of globalisation;                           international development. Applicants are strongly
2) To develop human resources by linking the academic         encouraged to define their research interests prior to the                  22%        Thai Students
   community with a network of development                    beginning of the programme. Students are expected to start                  78%        Non-Thai Students*
   practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region, with reference   working on their thesis in the first semester, with the support
   to Southeast Asia;                                         of a supervisor. In the second semester students must defend                43%        Students with Financial Support
3) To establish a research-and-development network at         their thesis proposal. The third semester is devoted entirely to
                                                                                                                                          29         Average Age
   the regional level with an aim to support the              the thesis project, including field work, data collection, writing,
   programme;                                                 and defense. At the end of the trimester students must                * To date, countries represented in the MAIDS class include:
4) To nurture a new generation of regional leaders,           present their thesis findings at an international conference or       Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica,
   officials and experts attuned to human concerns and        publish their work in a recognized academic journal. This is an       Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Japan,
                                                              official University requirement for the completion of Master's        Korea, Kenya, Laos, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, South
   sustainability issues.
                                                                                                                                    Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States of
                                                              Studies.                                                              America, and Vietnam.

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