Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania

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Social Sciences

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Social Sciences programs usually include courses in psychology, sociology and ethics that teach students how to channel their natural compassion into useful, effective action that helps vulnerable populations such as abuse victims, substance abusers, criminals and the disabled. Career opportunities include treatment facilities, home healthcare, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

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Master of Social Change and Development

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

The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. [+]

If a career in not-for-profit or government aid appeals to your sense of adventure or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey. With growing demand for qualified professionals to undertake roles in community development and policy analysis, the University of Newcastle’s program will enable you to take on positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. It could also take you outside of Australia to developing countries, which are supported through government departments. The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Social Change and Development at a time that suits you. Is it for you? If you are looking for an opportunity to improve your contribution and effectiveness in the area of social change and development, the Master of Social Change and Development will prepare you with the required knowledge and skills to achieve this goal. With an increasing need for qualified professionals, you will graduate with the necessary credentials to work in key areas including Aboriginal studies, organisational leadership and capacity building, trade and development, and sustainable agriculture and food security for rural development - in Australia as well as developing countries. The Master of Social Change and Development will prepare you to understand the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. This knowledge is essential when working in international development. With advanced theoretical and applicable knowledge you will be prepared to meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment. What distinguishes this program from others in this field is the opportunity it offers to create your own research work as part of a research project. Not only does this give scope to individuals already working within the field to further pursue their specific areas of interest, but it enables those new to the field to explore many paths to shape their career's future. This program is ideally suited to those who have completed undergraduate degrees in social sciences, human resources, politics, health, environmental studies, indigenous studies or agriculture. Career Pathways At the completion of your Master of Social Change and Development you will have the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to take on meaningful roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms. You will have the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve your effectiveness as an administrator, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. As Australia engages more and more with developing countries, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Social Change and Development can be the program to make your career goals a reality. Admission Requirements The Master of Social Change and Development is an 80 - 120 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: sociology, geography, anthropology and development studies, agriculture, environmental studies, education, municipal community or social work/welfare, Indigenous Studies and economics. Bachelor degree in a discipline area with 2 years relevant work experience (80 units) OR Bachelor degree in a discipline area with no relevant work experience (120 units) OR Bachelor degree in a non-discipline area (120 units) OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area (80 units) OR Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area (80 units) Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply 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 Social Change and Development

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

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world. [+]

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world.

What will I study

The University of Newcastle now has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this high-quality postgraduate coursework program. The program has been in operation for eight years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students from Australia and the world.

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Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

In this Master of Social Science program, you’ll develop advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social... [+]

Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

In this Master of Social Science program, you’ll develop advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences by completing a thesis or research project. Your challenge will be not just to generate new knowledge but also to investigate how this knowledge can inform action.Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of:

urban planning and housing studies sustainability criminology globalisation and cultural studies sociology international development and relations community development social and public policy social work. ... [-]

Master of International Development

RMIT University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This program will provide you with a deep understanding of development issues across the world, focusing on vulnerable communities. You’ll experience... [+]

Master of International Development

This program will provide you with a deep understanding of development issues across the world, focusing on vulnerable communities. You’ll experience a range of political, social and economic problems such as gender and health inequalities, environmental and human rights issues in both developing and developed countries.You’ll develop specialised skills to help communities, cities and countries adapt to the complex and changing environment in an era of globalisation:

professional ethics political and social theory training microfinance advocacy participatory approaches.

You’ll build professional capabilities that are essential for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects.The program is offered on campus and online. All core courses and some electives are offered online.This program is suitable for current and aspiring development professionals wanting a global career that makes sense of the bigger picture.... [-]