Masters Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Oceania

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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.

Asia is most likely the most powerful continent in the world and economically it introduces endless possibilities in education. The center of gravity is moving towards the East. Rapid changes and investments in higher education and English are a publicly spoken language. Oceania's strong employment opportunities also caters further to students future.

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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 Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international [+]

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. Relevant to diplomatic practitioners in diverse fields, this unique program draws on the internationally-renowned expertise of the staff of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and positions you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate knowledge of diplomacy as a practice and field of study. - Represent their country or organisation effectively at an international level; - Demonstrate knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation; - Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world's problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force; - Understand and engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment; undertake the tasks of persuasion and advocacy; - Design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions; - Apply diplomatic skills such as negotiation, understanding of protocol and conflict resolution;. - Apply knowledge of the dynamics of contemporary diplomacy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region; - Develop high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy; - Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; - Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

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

The Master of Applied Linguistics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Oceania 2017. The Master of Applied Linguistics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. The NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of this award as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, where they have also completed an accredited teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). For recognition in other states and territories, graduates should contact the Department of Education in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as an ESL teacher. Is it for you? Are you fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences? Do you want to learn and develop different techniques for teaching English as a second language? If you are looking to advance your career or move into the field of applied linguistics and have a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics could be the program for you. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to create theoretically motivated language teaching curricula and to improve your effectiveness as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language. Career Pathways The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), academic research, language testing or language planning and policy. In an increasingly competitive global working environment, a comprehensive understanding of language can be your passport to success. There is increasing demand for experts in linguistics, both in Australia and overseas. With your high-level linguistics skills, your future career opportunities will be abundant as demand for educated linguists continues to increase. Graduates of the University of Newcastle program have pursued careers teaching at universities around the world. Admission Requirements The Master of Applied Linguistics is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: Linguistics, Education, English, Languages, Psychology and Speech Pathology. Relevant work experience is as a teacher of English as a second/foreign language. Bachelor Degree in a discipline area with 1 year relevant work experience OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area OR Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply Post-Admission Requirements Anaphylaxis Training (AXS) Working With Children Check (WWC) Child Protection Awareness Training (CPA) 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/governa [-]

Master of International Relations

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2017 Australia Robina

Bond University’s Master of International Relations program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in international relations, political science, political studies, global studies or humanities / arts. Graduates from other disciplines may be considered. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Bond University’s Master of International Relations program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels. You will gain a solid grounding in contemporary, theoretical and cultural issues. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Foundation Subjects (8) Diplomacy Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge Genocide – A Sociological and Criminological Approach Political Economy of Global Development Politically Motivated Violence Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences Security and Strategy in the 21st Century Strategic Asia Dissertation / Portfolio (4) You must choose one of the following suites of subjects as your dissertation / portfolio: Major Dissertation / Portfolio A (20 credit points) Major Dissertation / Portfolio B (20 credit points) OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B Minor Dissertation / Portfolio C Minor Dissertation / Portfolio D OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B Minor Dissertation / Portfolio C OR International Relations Internship and Portfolio DISSERTATION / PORTFOLIO TOPICS The Faculty of Society & Design has highly skilled academic staff that can provide supervision to students in the following areas: ASEAN and Southeast Asian Regionalism Australian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy China’s Defence Policy China’s Foreign Policy Chinese Strategic Culture Chinese Strategy and PLA Military Modernisation Conduct of Future Warfare (Transformation of Defence Policy in the 21st Century) Diplomacy, Theory And Practice (Including Sports- Diplomacy) Dynamics and International Relations of Greater Central Asia East West Diplomatic Culture and Practice Futures Studies and International Relations Global Political Economy and Global Development Historical International Relations Systems International Relations Theory Middle and Great Power Theory (Australia, South Korea, India and China) North Korean Politics, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Pandemics and National / International Security Politically Motivated Violence and Terrorism Popular Geopolitics Public Diplomacy - Theory and Practice South Asian International Relations Space Policy, Strategic Competition and International Security The United Nations PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This program will equip you with the critical thinking skills and strategic development required to expand your global career. You could seek to further your career in diplomacy, international trade, government and business through an enhanced understanding of regional and global politics, development, strategic decision making, sociology and economy. [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. [+]

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications.

Master of Applied LinguisticsCRICOS code: 021018E

Units to complete: 8

Duration: on campus 1 year full–time, online/distance 5 years part–time

Start dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: ToowoombaEntry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

Program focus

This program is designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. It allows students to experience issues associated with understanding language use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts. Graduating students will have an advanced inter-cultural competence, understanding the background to contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities and the ability to relate professionally and appropriately within and on behalf of those communities.... [-]


Master of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Master of Philosophy Course Overview The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Master of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology. Course Code 5002 Course Duration One to two years full-time Study Mode Distance education Accreditation The Master of Philosophy degree course is self-accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education within the terms of level 10 in the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Avondale offers the MPhil as a jointly conferred degree with Charles Sturt University, the Avondale degrees being held in high regard. Careers Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for entry to the PhD provided they meet the entry requirements. Please note also that graduates of an undergraduate Honours degree may already be eligible for doctoral studies, subject to the same entry and achievement requirements. A student may also be able to upgrade to a PhD course pending evaluation by a confirmation panel that the quality of the student’s work is of high enough standard and the research project has the capacity to be developed into a PhD study. [-]

Master of Literary and Cultural Studies

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

Cultural studies is an important study to observe current developments in society. Social changes in society involve culture as a determining factor. Culture is no longer a realm of its own, rather an integral part of social and political spheres. The social, culture, politics, economics and class are entities that intersect in a community's social constellation. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Oceania 2017. Cultural studies is an important study to observe current developments in society. Social changes in society involve culture as a determining factor. Culture is no longer a realm of its own, rather an integral part of social and political spheres. The social, culture, politics, economics and class are entities that intersect in a community's social constellation. Located in East Java, the area representative to serve as the cultural basis of literature, either classical, modern, or contemporary, Master of Literatury and Cultural Studies Faculty of Humanities Airlangga University attempts to develop science in literature with cultural perspective. This program is distinctive because it lays the scientific development of literature in the context of the culture surrounding it. Offering two minors namely Literary studies and Cultural studies, this program focuses on local urban culture. Alumni Testimony This program helps me to have an analytic process in cultural fields . I got in depth knowledge and broad overview within all aspects of literature and culture world. Master of Literary and Cultural Studies made me so fascinated for understanding more the world around me. DAHSYAAAAAAT! Fatoou Bintou Diatta, S.Mn., M.Hum. (Senegal) Prominent Lecturers Diah Ariani Arimbi, S.S, M.A, Ph.D. 2006 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Women’s and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Publication: Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writers: Representation, Identity and Religion of Muslim Women in Indonesian Fiction, ICAS Publications Series, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, August 2009. Deny Arnos Kwary, S.S., M.Hum., Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Language and Business Communication, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark (with research exchange to the Centre for Advanced Research in English, University of Birmingham, UK), 2007 – 2010. Language Manager, Indonesian Living Dictionary, Oxford Global Languages (OGL) Initiative, Oxford University Press Reviewer, Hermes Journal of Language and Communication Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark.  [-]

Master of Applied Psychology

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2017 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. [+]

Master of Applied Psychology Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. You'll choose your specialist area in behaviour analysis, community psychology or organisational psychology. You'll develop a detailed understanding of the underlying ideas relating to your chosen area, as well as learn about the fundamental principles and guiding values connected to your specialist field. During your Master of Applied Psychology studies, you'll be given opportunities to gain relevant hands-on experience. This will be through getting involved in work placements and projects, where you'll be connected with a range of organisations and community groups. The type of workplaces you'll be placed in depends on the specialist area you've chosen. You could have a placement in an educational environment such as a school, university or special education venue. You may do a project at a research institution or in a private practice. Perhaps you'll work with business and industry, or in the health sector. You may have a placement in a governmental agency, or if it fits in with your specialist area, a zoo. Master of applied psychology (behaviour analysis) – mapppsy(ba) Behaviour Analysis is a scientific approach to understanding why people and animals do what they do. Studying behaviour analysis will teach you how both animal and human behaviour is affected by events in the social and physical environment and what you can do to help produce behaviour change to help improve lives. Knowledge of this science of behaviour and its behaviour-change technology will assist you in a variety of careers. As a field, behaviour analysis consists of concepts, principles and techniques. In the MAppPsy(BA) you will learn the basic skills by which behaviour can be understood and changed. The practical skills include techniques to define and measure behaviour, undertake functional analyses of behaviour, create behaviour change programmes and evaluate their effectiveness. Many of these techniques and strategies are taught in the courses that combine theoretical and practical learning to produce marketable skills. The MAppPsy(BA) will help you develop research skills, including the skills necessary to understand and critically evaluate published research. You will also refine your writing and presentation skills through written assignments and oral presentations. The courses will give you an understanding of the key principles and ideas in this area of psychology, and how to apply them. The material covered is relevant to understanding both human and animal behaviour. Once you have completed your MAppPsy(BA) you may decide to do further studies. You can continue to a PhD in this area, or you may choose to gain a professional qualification relevant to your area of interest. The Behaviour Analysis courses that are part of the MAppPsy(BA) provide a course sequence that has been approved by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as meeting the academic requirements for sitting the exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA). For more details about the BACB see www.bacb.com. If you are interested in applications of behaviour analysis to human behaviour then you can progress to further postgraduate study to complete the full BACB approved course sequence required to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). The last courses for this sequence can be taken separately as a PGCert(Psych) or, for students based in NZ, as part of the PGDipPracPsych(ABA). For those in NZ this latter qualification leads to registration as a Psychologist. Graduates may work in a range of setting, e.g., community, mental health and education, and with a range of clients, e.g., adults, families, children and people with an intellectual or other disability. Master of applied psychology (community psychology) – mapppsy(com) If you choose to specialise in Community Psychology, you'll develop the practical skills you need to apply psychological techniques to a range of social issues. New Zealand is becoming a more diverse society, so it's vital you can apply these techniques in a fair and culturally sensitive way – during your MAppPsy(Com) you'll learn how to do this. You'll develop the ability to analyse complex situations and plan appropriate actions. You'll be introduced to research and inquiry methods, and carry out your own practical research. Throughout your studies, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the key ideas, principles and fundamental values relating to this area of psychology. In the first year of your MAppPsy(Com) studies, you'll gain experience in human and social services by completing a programme evaluation for a service provider. In the second year, you'll gain this experience by working with a relevant community organisation or organisations. Once you've gained your MAppPsy(Com), you'll be qualified to work in health services, community service organisations, government departments and in private practice. You may choose to do contract work with human service organisations as a researcher, trainer or consultant. The MAppPsy(Com) also provides a pathway into the Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Community Psychology). This is a one year work-based programme accredited by the New Zealand Psychologists Board, which enables graduates to become registered as psychologists in New Zealand. Master of applied psychology (organisational psychology) – mapppsy(org) If you choose to specialise in organisational psychology, you'll be focusing on organisational and personnel (human resources/employee) psychology. Organisational psychologists are experts in aiding organisational effectiveness by improving the well-being of their employees. During your MAppPsy(Org), you'll learn how to carry out applied organisational research. This research relates to areas like job or competency analyses and surveys. You'll learn how to evaluate organisational and human resource (personnel) interventions. Throughout your studies, you'll become familiar with how organisational psychology initiatives relate to an organisation's wider goals. You'll develop your ability to analyse and to carry out library research effectively. You'll refine your skills in presenting proposals and reports, both in writing and orally. At Waikato, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience during your studies. You'll undertake projects in different organisations and you'll be able to join a professional network site called IO-net. Waikato MAppPsy(Org) students learn from experts in the field of organisational psychology – Professor Michael O’Driscoll and Dr Maree Roche. Where might your MAppPsy(Org) take you? Organisational psychologists work in staff selection and performance evaluation. They work in training, motivation and work attitudes. You might also use your skills to help with occupational stress and burnout. Organisations may employ you to work with leadership, organisational culture and organisation development strategies. Graduate study options Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Admission and enrolment To be admitted to the MAppPsy, you must have completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences (or equivalent) majoring in Psychology and must have achieved a satisfactory grade average over your 300 level Psychology papers – normally a B+ average or better. In addition you should have satisfactorily completed 20 points at 300 level in Behaviour Analysis, Community Psychology, Organisational Psychology or equivalent. Candidates who have not met this requirement may be enrolled in the BSocSc(Hons) or PGDip in Psychology in the first instance, with the possibility of transferring to the MAppPsy. Please consult the Psychology Graduate Adviser (psyc-grad@waikato.ac.nz) for specific admission criteria and the required forms. [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Newcastle
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching.... [-]


Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy

University of South Australia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

This program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. [+]

The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. The eight courses (36 units) which make up this Master’s program have been developed to meet the competency requirements of the national special groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and in turn of College of Physiotherapists. Areas of tailored self-directed and directed study can be negotiated and may include but not are not limited to paediatrics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, rehabilitation and women’s health physiotherapy. Contemporary health care and clinical practice require therapists' reasoning and practice to be critical, reflective, patient-centred and evidence-based. It is the aim of this program to provide physiotherapists with focussed physiotherapy education to enable them to develop an advanced level of evidence-based practice. Unique features of the program include: advanced education in clinical theory and practice including active, passive and educative management with practical skills supervision provided in intensive blocks as required; dedicated core courses in evidence-based practice, range of electives available to suit diverse interests and backgrounds of students including pain mechanisms, and pain assessment, rehabilitation and management available; dedicated clinical course in selected areas of practice in intensive blocks. The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) enables qualified and experienced physiotherapists to gain advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the field of sports physiotherapy. It aims to provide physiotherapists with an advanced qualification in sports physiotherapy practice through advancing their knowledge, clinical skills and application of evidence based practice. IMPORTANT NOTICE Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in this program must be registered with the relevant National Board either as general registration or limited registration under supervision. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. [-]

Master of Education (MED)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Northern Territory + 1 more

The Master of Education program is designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators in school and non school settings, including VET and early childhood education and care services. The [+]

Master of Education (MED)

Locations:

Casuarina Campus External Studies

The Master of Education program is designed to meet the professional learning needs of educators in school and non school settings, including VET and early childhood education and care services. The course offers opportunities to negotiate a personalised learning pathway suited to the specific needs of the educational or professional context. The course has a research track for students seeking to better understand contemporary educational research or later enrolment in a research degree.

The course structure and study plans are accurate as 1 August 2013. The University reserves the right to make changes up until 1 November 2013. 2014 unit offering and fee information will be available from 1 October 2013.... [-]


Master of Interpreting and Translation

University of Western Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney + 1 more

Fluent bilinguals who wish to obtain the theoretical background and acquire the high level skills necessary to practise as a professional interpreter and/or translator will value this course. [+]

Master of Interpreting and TranslationFluent bilinguals who wish to obtain the theoretical background and acquire the high level skills necessary to practise as a professional interpreter and/or translator will value this course.Comprising eight units of study, the Master of Interpreting and Translation has a practical professional orientation, geared towards achieving the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) Professional Interpreter and/or Translator accreditations. Practical components are informed by the theories of Interpreting, Translation and related disciplines and the results of current research.Subject to demand, the languages available are Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish.Career OpportunitiesThe Master of Interpreting and Translation allows you to work in Australia as a professional interpreter and translator in a wide range of settings in both government and private sectors. Other opportunities might include pursuing further studies towards a PhD, developing a teaching career in interpreting and translation or establishment of a small business as an interpreter and translator.... [-]


Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Oceania 2017. If you're a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. The MAAPD is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field. The MAAPD offers five specialisations to choose from according to your passions: Conflict and development Gender and development Humanitarian action Indigenous policy Society and environment Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 %. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students Career opportunities: The MAAPD will advance your career in development, policy, and program management in bilateral, mulitlateral and non-government organisations or as an independent consultant. Further studies: Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (Advanced) In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master's qualification Admissions requirements By transfer from the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Flexible Double Masters The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years. CRICOS code: 088510F [-]

Postgraduate Programmes in International Studies

IPU New Zealand
Campus Full time 3 - 5 semesters March 2017 New Zealand Palmerston North

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies, Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies. Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world... [+]

IPU New Zealand offers two postgraduate qualifications: Master of International Studies Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies Both of these qualifications are of an interdisciplinary nature. Students study a mixture of business, international relations, and environmental science to develop knowledge and practical skills to engage in today's rapidly changing business world. Designed for high-achieving professionals who are looking for international career opportunities, the Master of International Studies will provide you with an appreciation of how businesses, government and the global economy interact. You will develop the ability to think globally, manage people within multicultural settings and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links. Master of International Studies (MIS) NZQA Level 9 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 240 Duration: 5 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August Postgraduate Diploma of International Studies (PDIS) NZQA Level 8 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree)* Credits: 150 Duration: 3 semesters (minimum) Intakes: January, April, August *Advanced diploma and other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. What you will gain The MIS and PDIS programmes foster your potential as a leader, manager, and decision maker. Assessments and activities within the programmes encourage your development in the following skills: Leadership and People Management Entrepreneurial and Creative Thinking Communication Business Management and Finance Teamwork and Collaboration These are the key skills employers are looking for in senior managers. Career opportunities Corporate Management Communications Foreign Affairs Management Marketing Media Relations Public Relations Public Services And many more! Course requirements Postgraduate Diploma/Year One - Master of International Studies All postgraduate students are required to take FIVE papers, with no more than TWO papers per term. TWO compulsory papers Resource Management (30 credits) Postgraduate Research Methods (30 credits) THREE elective papers The following Level 8 papers may be offered: People, the Planet and Sustainability (30 credits) Entrepreneurship and Innovation (30 credits) Business, the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (30 credits) Science, the Environment and Policy Making (30 credits) Politics and Development (30 credits) Contemporary Marketing (30 credits) Sustainability and Management Accounting (30 credits) International Human Resource Management (30 credits) Leadership, Communication and Change Management (30 credits) Students successfully completing 150 credits may then graduate with a PDIS. Year Two (Master of International Studies only) Students may select from the following options: 1. Executive Strategic Project (90 credits) 2. Thesis (90 credits) 3. Executive Project (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) 4. Research Paper (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) Students successfully completing the remaining 90 credits in Year Two may then graduate with a MIS. Entry requirements Candidates with an existing undergraduate degree from a recognised institution may apply to take the above programmes. All teaching in the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of International Studies is in English. Applicants who are not native speakers of English must produce evidence of one of the following English Language examinations* in satisfaction of the minimum language entry requirement for admission: - An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall, with no band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent Conditional entry may be granted subject to the applicant providing proof of language proficiency. *Official English language scores must have been achieved within the two-year period prior to the application. [-]

Master of Development Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. [+]

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Oceania 2017. Course code M1195 The Master of Development Studies (MDS) is a professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. Aimed at students from the developing world and those working in international development assistance, the MDS concentrates on the nexus of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, disaster risk management, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. Previous tertiary qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may qualify students for advanced standing, meaning they could complete a Masters qualification in as little as 12 or 18 months. (The 12 and 18 month programs are designed for those already working in the field of development and who are seeking career advancement opportunities. The 2 year program is designed for recent graduates or those seeking a career change.) A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience. The MDS offers students: - Understanding of the key strategies for social, economic and political development and poverty alleviation - High-level analytical skills to evaluate the priorities, strengths and limitations of competing policy approaches to development, developed through the practical investigation of current policy issues - Professional skills relating to leadership, finance and project management, and communication - A detailed knowledge of the interests, processes and problems of contemporary development assistance, and international aid work, through intensive study in specialist units - Policy electives that provide an understanding of contemporary political, social and cultural trends within the Australian, East Asian and Indo-Pacific regional context - Students can choose electives to suit their professional needs and policy interests. The degree concludes with a ‘capstone’ experience with students opting to undertake either a policy case study project, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis. Length of course 2 years, 18 months or 12 months, dependent upon prior study and professional experience. Full-time or part-time equivalent. [-]