Master's Degree in Sociology in Australian Capital Territory in Australia

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Sociology

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sociology is a field of study that aims to understand how societies and the structures and institutions that govern them operate. Topics such as social class, relationships between civilizations, and history are often included in the curriculum.

Australia has the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.

Australian Capital Territory (abbreviated ACT) is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia. In the 2006 census the population of the ACT was 333,000.

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Master of Public Policy

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

The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third [+]

Masters in Sociology in Australian Capital Territory in Australia. The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organisations or government affairs positions in the private sector. The MPP's scope includes providing students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy - Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy - Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges - Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives - Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments - Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least 3 years' work experience in public policy. - 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. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

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

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is an innovative new degree offered by the ANU. Providing students with an introduction to humanities study and research, coupled with the opportunity to specialise in biographical research and writing, digital humanities, or public humanities and culture, the degree will equip students with cutting-edge skills in digital technologies, and research and writing, for both the scholarly and public sphere. [+]

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is an innovative new degree offered by the ANU. Providing students with an introduction to humanities study and research, coupled with the opportunity to specialise in biographical research and writing, digital humanities, or public humanities and culture, the degree will equip students with cutting-edge skills in digital technologies, and research and writing, for both the scholarly and public sphere. This degree will help students develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current research in the digital and public humanities. It thus addresses the growing demand for graduates well-versed in a combination of humanistic and digital skills and able to work in a variety of professional environments, from cultural and memory institutions, to the emerging job markets of information management, social media, and online content delivery. The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture allows you to draw on our innovative, world leading staff, and strong industry connections and partnerships, to develop your professional expertise and experience. With some of Australia’s leading scholars and innovators in the interdisciplinary fields of biography, public culture and humanities, and digital humanities, and national cultural institutions and archives at your fingertips, there’s no better place to study digital humanities and public culture than ANU. Please note: The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is currently only available to Domestic students. The university intends to apply for CRICOS registration. The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture will be offered for study from semester 1 2016. Further information will be available on the Programs and Courses website in the near future. Admissions Requirements Domestic 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(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. 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(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. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students. Career opportunities: A Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture will advance your career in the public service, government and non-government organisations, and academia. Further studies: Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture (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 Digital Humanities and Public Culture, 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. Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree. 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 [-]