Master in Social Sciences in Australia

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Social Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Australia has a subsidized higher education for students pursuing the undergraduate degrees. They also give loan and grants for the post graduate students. Higher learning starts at undergraduate degree level to a doctoral degree offered in any field of study.

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Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world. [+]

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world.

As a student at the National Security College, you’ll be joining a supportive and passionate community of students, alumni and national security practitioners. You’ll engage with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.

The Master of National Security Policy has evolved as a challenging and rewarding program of inquiry and contestable learning for aspiring professionals who want:... [-]


Master of Strategic Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies program. This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career in strategic and security policy. [+]

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies program. This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career in strategic and security policy.

The program is designed for graduates who are seeking to launch or advance their careers in defence policy, foreign affairs, security, intelligence, academia and journalism. Graduates will develop skills relevant to organisations such as non-governmental organisations, think tanks, militaries and foreign ministries.

You will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security. These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre’s main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia–Pacific security and global strategic issues.... [-]


Master of International Relations

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Our Master programs seamlessly blend together the rigorous study of issues and theories in International Relations, infusing the discussion of both with a focus on the world’s most vibrant region, the Asia Pacific. This unique approach empowers students by helping them understand key trends in this globalised world whilst also providing the skills necessary to thrive and succeed. [+]

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in the world. The Master of International Relations is the only international relations program in Australia that blends a concern with global politics, leading disciplinary innovations in thought and practice, and an engagement with the Asia-Pacific region. The program equips you with a keen understanding of the pressing issues of our time by providing you with access to globally-recognised experts in face-to-face seminars. 

In this degree, students will learn to make sense of the big political and security trends taking place in the region and the world, and come to terms with the significant debates in the field of International Relations. The Master of International Relations encourages and equips students to form their own world views and generate their own analyses of the important issues shaping our world today. ... [-]


Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. [+]

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

The degree provides exciting study and career options in the important and prestigious arena of diplomatic practice. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.

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Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world. [+]

With Australia’s economic, political and strategic future increasingly linked to the Asia Pacific region, professionals across a range of sectors are seeking to upskill their vocational expertise on the languages, cultures, economies, histories, politics and societies of our neighbours.

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world.... [-]


Master of International Relations (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of International Relations (Professional) program is an innovative, forward-looking program that is attuned to the dynamics of the globalising world and its multiple diplomatic channels, culminating with a professional segment comprising a professional portfolio, field project and field project report. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of International Relations program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component. Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR completed a collaborative research project totaling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the master’s component of the degree. [-]

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Bond University
Campus Full time 108 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

This program is designed for individuals seeking registration as a clinical psychologist or for registered psychologists seeking to upgrade their existing qualifications. The program provides in-depth training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across a wide range of client populations. There is an emphasis on the scientist-practitioner approach. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Australia 2018. ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited four year sequence of study in Psychology (such as Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science) or equivalent within the last 10 years and have achieved a minimum upper second class honours (H2A) or equivalent. Applicants must also be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. IELTS score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0. Applicants are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview. Those who have obtained their qualifications outside Australia must have their qualifications assessed prior to applying for this program and prior to applying for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society provides this assessment service for the Board and the assessment assists the Board in determining if your qualifications are equivalent to an ‘approved qualification’. However, it is important to note the final decision on equivalence rests with the Board. For more information on equivalency assessments please visit psychology.org.au. If you obtained your qualifications outside Australia please submit evidence of your Australian Psychology Society equivalency with your application. You must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia before commencing the program. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is designed for individuals seeking registration as a clinical psychologist or for registered psychologists seeking to upgrade their existing qualifications. The program provides in-depth training in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across a wide... [-]

Master of International Relations

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2018 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... [-]

Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for middle-level and senior professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities. It provides a transdisciplinary basis for understanding policy across these sectors. The course examines the development and implementation of policy in practice; policy research skills and methodologies; the making and evaluation of policy; and program implementation and management. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and community in the Australian context and internationally. [+]

The course is designed to have an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. The course offers students the opportunity to work across industry sectors on real-world problems and to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions. It includes active approaches to learning, including debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. All students undertake an individual research project, and gain the necessary knowledge and experience to engage in effective policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course offers a general policy stream focusing on professional practice, as well as major streams in local government studies; urban and regional policy; and social research. The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; policy and resources and evidence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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 Local Government

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Local Government provides professionals, managers and leaders in local government with an advanced body of knowledge and skills to reflect critically on theory and practice. This enables them to apply this knowledge in their roles in strategic thinking, planning and shaping local communities. [+]

The course provides graduates with an evidence-based learning approach to build a high level of influence and leadership in their local government workplace. The course, which is informed by the research and capacity-building activities of the UTS Centre for Local Government, provides an interdisciplinary program with teaching and learning activities ranging across and beyond the faculty. An education program is developed to match the requirements of each participant's individual requirements, and subjects can be studied through intensive block release or in some cases through online delivery mode.

The education and professional development provided through the Master of Local Government aims to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for local government practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills, underpinned with a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and in diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge back to their own workplaces. They gain research and scholarship competencies that allow them to continue their own professional development through short courses or further academic study, including at doctoral level.... [-]


Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their research skills, deepen their knowledge in an area of the social sciences or humanities and undertake some original research. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation. [+]

The research degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are especially valuable for those wishing to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.

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Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney

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 in Developement Studies

Murdoch University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Australia Perth

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. [+]

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. This course concentrates on the connection of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis. The Master of Development Studies will enable you to seek a career in any aspect of international development in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for careers in international development in a broad range of settings such as regional and international organisations, government agencies, private firms, and nongovernment organisations involved in development. Course Structure Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course. Core Units Theory - 18 credit points SWM649 Public Policy and International Affairs Foundations - 6 points SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3... [-]

Master of Family Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Australia 2018. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve... [-]