Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in New South Wales in Australia

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Australia has seven of the top 100 institution of higher learning in the world! Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, placing eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

Eleven universities largely operate in this city. For instance, the popular University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University are located here.

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Master of International Relations

Macquarie University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Do you want an international career in the private or public sector, NGOs, communications or international business? Develop an in-depth understanding... [+]

Master of International Relations

Do you want an international career in the private or public sector, NGOs, communications or international business? Develop an in-depth understanding of international relations with our flexible and ‘real-world’ focused degree. You will explore the issues and processes of specific regions and trouble spots, as well as study global institutions.

Key features

Develops your understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system Lets you learn from leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy Gives you access to our innovative Global Leadership Program so you can take advantage of student exchange opportunities Offers the chance to enhance your degree through work experience in an approved institution in Australia or overseas This degree can be combined with the Master of International Business, the Master of International Communications, the Master of International Trade and Commerce Law or the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence... [+]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence analysis techniques and organised crime. Also considered is the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies and the funding of terrorism.

Key features

Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security Lets you study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Pacific region Examines the impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, intelligence gathering and security Considers historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation in the region This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies ... [-]

Master of International Security Studies

Macquarie University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in... [+]

Master of International Security Studies

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in the aftermath of September 11 2001.

Key features

Gives you the opportunity to undertake master level study in the workplace, supervised and coordinated through web-based activities Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism ... [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas.

Key features

Lets you study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification Can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of Clinical Psychology

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree is the professional training course for those who want to practice as clinical psychologists. It equips you to become a high calibre practitioner... [+]

Master of Clinical Psychology

This degree is the professional training course for those who want to practice as clinical psychologists. It equips you to become a high calibre practitioner who is well grounded in theory and practice, and capable of moving across a range of clinically oriented areas.

Key features

Offers a variety of subjects including psychopathology, cognitive behaviour therapy, and clinical psychopharmacology Ensures you become capable of working in a variety of clinically oriented areas and assuming full independent professional responsibility through supervised practical placements Gives you access to the Macquarie University Psychology Clinic as well as other research and training facilities including the Emotional Health Clinic. ... [-]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an... [+]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an academic grounding in translation and interpreting theory and research skills.It is offered in a number of languages depending on demand and resources: including Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean.You can specialise in interpreting or translating in 18 months, or you can pursue a double specialisation over 2 years.

Key features

Uses up-to-date classroom management, language learning and translation software to enhance student learning Offers a practicum component in a wide range of organisations Provides a pathway to the Master of Advanced Translation and Master of Conference Interpreting for eligible students This degree can be combined with Master of International Relations or Master of Applied Linguistics ... [-]

Master in Education

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year January 2017 Australia Cooranbong + 1 more

The Master of Education (MEd) course is designed for teachers and school leaders wishing to pursue postgraduate study in Education. Particular focus is given to the role of the Christian teacher/administrator in enhancing moral and faith development within a context of Christian education. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in New South Wales in Australia. The Master of Education (MEd) course is designed for teachers and school leaders wishing to pursue postgraduate study in Education. Particular focus is given to the role of the Christian teacher/administrator in enhancing moral and faith development within a context of Christian education. The Master of Education is offered as either a coursework degree or a combination of coursework and project or minor thesis. Studies are available in five areas: Educational Administration Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) Special Education Duration One year full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of two or three units per year. Flexibility allows students to either ‘fast-track’ their course by taking an overload, or take fewer units in some years if necessary. Credit points Eight units totalling 48 credit points Mode of delivery Units are offered either in mixed or full distance mode. Mixed mode units consist of distance learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction. Students receive unit information and resources via the online learning platform Moodle. Lecturers and the course convenor are available to communicate with students by Moodle, phone or email. The residential school component is designed to provide an integrating perspective to the unit. Students complete assignments designed to explore theoretical concepts, review recent relevant research and foster field-based reflection and application of the concepts encountered. Accreditation The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 057327F). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS Act (2007) and the National Code. Entry requirements Applicants must typically have a Bachelor degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education or equivalent. Applicants with a four year Bachelor Degree in Education plus 2 years or more teaching experience with successful attainment of Proficient Status in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers will also be eligible based on the following: verification of a teaching portfolio evidencing the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards, positive outcomes of an interview or seminar process conducted by the School of Education as well as successful completion of a 2 week equivalent intensive program conducted online. Overseas applicants must provide equivalent professional standing verified by the School of Education. Verification of credentials is required at the time of application. Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5 for speaking and listening, with no individual band score less than 6.0. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form. Applicants may receive advanced standing up to 50% of the MEd course provided the units which form the basis of the application were undertaken at an equivalent level and were of an equivalent weighting to the Avondale College MEd units and/or course. Course structure The course is offered in three patterns. All patterns include a Christian Education unit and one unit in research methodology. The minor thesis option offers students research experience which can form the basis for progression to further studies. All 6 credit point units require a notional time commitment of 150 hours. [-]

Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years

This course is for educators and learning and development professionals wishing to enhance their practice and future career opportunities. It focuses on innovating, leading, learning and research – all crucial to contemporary professional practice. It uses cutting-edge practice-based approaches that offer a high level of customisation. Students from diverse work backgrounds benefit from interaction with peers from a range of industry contexts, while focusing their work on issues relevant to them and their practice. The course is specifically designed to bring the latest in technology-enhanced teaching to busy professionals using a blended learning approach. [+]

This course offers a high level of customisation. Students can tailor their course, learning outcomes and assessments to their own workplace practice and career development through the innovative Capability Wrap. The course builds on UTS's renowned Learning.Futures approach, specifically designed for busy professionals. The research-inspired teaching approach incorporates UTS: Education's strong international reputation for research in professional and workplace learning.

Career options include positions in leadership; policy; educational, learning and development, and training positions in schools; VET providers; higher education; universities; the corporate sector; health services; government; community and non-governmental organisations; peak bodies; and professional associations.... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language learning and teaching as well as subjects which specifically concentrate on language and linguistics. It caters to those seeking an initial teaching qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, with professional practice placements in Australia or selected overseas institutions. It is also well suited to applicants who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development, language for specific purposes, and more. [+]

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. It caters for the needs of participants with and without teaching qualifications and experience. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Selected subjects are offered via distance mode. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level. ... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years

This course is intended for registered clinical psychologists, or students who have completed a registrable psychology degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to clinical psychology through the completion of the degree. [+]

This course provides students the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

This course is excellent preparation for those students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research or higher-level psychology positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]


Master of Leadership and Management in Education

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in New South Wales in Australia. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy. Learning from world-class researchers and exemplary practitioners, you will develop knowledge and relevant skills in areas such as instructional leadership, educational change, strategic management and policy. An authentic learning experience, you will apply your coursework to your own work, whether that be in school or higher education leadership, TAFE leadership, or another learning organisation. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education fits into your life and can be completed entirely online. The program will develop your skills and knowledge at an advanced level to expand your career opportunities as a leader and manager in education. Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as either face-to-face at the Newcastle Callaghan Campus or completly online. Is it for you? Are you an educational manager, leader or teacher looking to take your career to new horizons as a leader or manager in an educational setting? The Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle has been the postgraduate program of choice. The flexible nature of the program, being offered online, enables people to study anywhere, anytime, encouraging its international popularity and success. Developed and is taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field of educational management, the Master of Leadership and Management in Education from the University of Newcastle will teach you about the theory and practices of the leadership, management and administration in educational institutions. The program provides specific expertise in research-based and data driven decision making, an international perspective, and a commitment to providing leadership that meets the global imperative to understand and provide educational equity. As a graduate you will be empowered to improve the practices within your own educational setting. This acquired knowledge will prepare you to successfully take on leadership roles upon graduation or if you desire, gain admission to doctoral study. Career Pathways Upon completion of The University of Newcastle’s Master of Leadership and Management in Education, you will graduate with advanced skills, knowledge and practical experience to best prepare you to successfully further your career in the educational field. Depending on your experience and career goals, you may find opportunities in the education system such as: head or leading teacher assistant or deputy principal school principal educational administrators curriculum leaders. Admission Requirements The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: degree level teaching and education qualifications. All applicants must possess a minimum of 2 years experience as a teacher, educational manager or comparable experience AND Bachelor Degree in education/teaching OR Graduate Certificate in education/teaching OR Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Media Arts and Production

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years

This course is designed for graduates in media production, or those with significant experience in the field, to allow them to advance their skills and theoretical understanding of the consumption and production of media products. The course further develops professional, specialised skills and knowledge in at least one area of media production: digital media, sound, interaction and moving image. With guidance from faculty experts, students can also create a major piece of production work in film, video, sound, radio, digital media, performance or installation. [+]

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced production and conceptual skills in media production. Through the research and production of a creative project, students increase their capacity for developing independent, creative and innovative projects. The course gives students the option to experience the creative and technical development of a significant production, or to focus their skills in one key area of the media industries.

Career options include taking part in a creative team as writer, producer or director, or working in particular roles in production and post-production of moving image, sound, digital media and interaction. Graduates have the capacity and experience to develop, initiate and produce their own media projects.... [-]


Master of Digital Information Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 years

The Master of Digital Information Management is part of an articulated program designed to produce information professionals able to create and manage information which is increasingly in digital formats. It also examines strategies and practices for the delivery of knowledge services for both organisations and communities in the 21st century. [+]

The program equips graduates with a deep, theoretically informed understanding of how knowledge and information are created, represented, communicated and used by individuals and groups both online and in the physical world. In addition, students develop the technical and project management skills needed to design, build and manage online information resources such as websites and digital repositories. Students gain an understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information practice; ethical practice; and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contexts.

Graduates of the program have:demonstrated sophisticated information handling skills appropriate for professional practice in diverse environmentsan understanding of how to achieve organisational objectives by creating, sharing and using knowledgean understanding of contemporary issues, trends, innovations and forces for change in information and knowledge practices, as well as the broader political, policy and technological contextsan understanding of ethical practice and the ability to operate with integrity, rigour, self-reliance and cooperation in professional contextsdemonstrated creative, critical, reflective problem-solving capabilities in the context of their professional roles and a commitment to lifelong learning, anddemonstrated capabilities in planning and implementing a project.... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Technology Sydney
Campus or Online Full time 2 years

The UTS Master of Clinical Psychology provides students with a practice-based and research-led education in clinical psychology, encompassing on-campus learning, on-campus and off-campus clinical placement, and research. The course is delivered in custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities including on-campus clinics. [+]

The course offers training in professional practice as a clinical psychologist. Uniquely, all academic staff are also experienced, currently practicing clinical psychologists. Through expert supervision in the University clinic, as well as on placement in a local teaching hospital and community health centre settings, students develop strong clinical and research skills applicable to a wide range of clinical psychology areas of practice.

Career options include clinical psychology, consultancy, counselling, and forensic psychology.

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Master of Teaching in Secondary Education

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 years

This teacher education preparation course provides students with a master's qualification to teach in NSW secondary schools. Students who have both the required undergraduate degree and specialisation subjects can complete the course in two years of full-time study or 1.5 years in accelerated mode. The course offers major studies in English, Mathematics, Science, PDHPE, Mathematics/Science and HSIE (Business Studies/Economics). The core component provides research-based studies of educational theory and practice as a basis for professional decision-making in the secondary school context; the major component provides teaching methods; and the professional experience component includes both campus-based and field-based experiences, and is available in each of the specialisation areas. [+]

This course is a NSW secondary school teaching preparation course. It is suitable for students about to graduate with a bachelor's degree and for mature-aged graduates who are changing careers and want a teaching qualification. It includes an intensive professional experience program where students spend 60 days in practical experience teaching, and offers extensive, structured and closely supported experiences of secondary school teaching in different settings. The course has the flexibility to enable students who have completed most but not all of the required undergraduate specialisation subjects to undertake the additional required subjects as part of the degree.

The aim of this course is to enable future teachers and educational leaders to generate advanced knowledge of educational practice, pedagogy, policy, curriculum and systems; to inquire into and research practice to improve educational experiences and outcomes; to build the capability to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise theories of learning and teaching; to develop extensive knowledge and respect for diverse societies, cultures and abilities to inform inclusive practices; to apply their understanding and skill with creativity and expert judgment; to become professionals with a profound ethical foundation, sense of social responsibility and a commitment to social justice; to operate as autonomous professional learners in changing global communities; to become effective communicators highly skilled in new literacies; and to make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education.... [-]