Master in Social Sciences in Oceania

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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.

Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Due to the numerous countries within Oceania, work occasions and work permit laws differ greatly, with data on opportunities in some nations being limited. Australia and New Zealand are the most advanced countries in the area.

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Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for... [-]

Master of Occupational Therapy

Bond University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Robina

Occupational therapy (OT) is a dynamic and diverse profession, enabling people and communities to overcome barriers imposed by illness, injury, disability, psychological impairment, developmental delay or the aging and dying process. With a focus on functional outcomes, OT's are practical problem solvers and have a broad perspective of health and wellbeing, underpinned by a solid scientific base. OT's are in high demand in hospitals, mental health, aged care, disability and rehabilitation environments. It is predicted that the demand for OT's will rise significantly with the introduction of the National Disability Scheme in Australia (NDIS). [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS A degree in health sciences or other related degree; specific coursework required; plus transcripts of primary degree and specific subject outlines. Applicants who do not meet the pre-requisite subject requirements may complete bridging subjects prior to entry. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Occupational Therapy is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as possessing a solid business acumen and research experience. It is the first Occupational Therapy master's in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice. You will engage in research training before specialising in one of two elective pathways: Clinically-focused Research Pathway - the clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks; or Business-focused Research Pathway - enables you to undertake business electives that will enable you to undertake management roles, and better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills. You will be taught by academics and industry staff who are current practising clinicians with up to date industry knowledge. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Learning and teaching methodology The Master of Occupational Therapy combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for... [-]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights. Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond. The programmes takes on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science. As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field. Programme highlights The MDInS enables the option of flexible study, with both full-time (over 1-1.5 year/s) or part-time options available. This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011). Career opportunities Community Leader Policy Analyst Admission and enrolment Entry Criteria A first degree... [-]

Master of Counselling

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. Master of Counselling The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. The Master of Counselling (MCouns) is established as a flagship degree that has seen 92% of graduates over the past six years gain successful employment. The degree has specifically been designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession. The programme has a key teaching focus on providing experiences in which you can further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research. You'll graduate with a high level of knowledge and understanding through the narrative practice this programme is known for. For the past 20 years, our teaching staff have been active in promoting narrative therapy, beginning with a book staff produced called Narrative Therapy in Practice. Today Waikato is considered a leader in this field with several local and international publications produced each year. This notable reputation extends also into our thriving doctoral counselling programme. Make a start this summer with Counselling and Contexts: HDCO549 – 17S (BLK) Learning outcomes As a graduate of the MCouns programme, you will have developed competence in the practices of counselling, and established a firm understanding in philosophical and ethical issues relating to professional counselling practice. You'll learn how to engage... [-]

Master of Applied Psychology

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. 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. [+]

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 range of client populations. There is an emphasis... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Master of Psychiatry

The University of Melbourne - Online
Online Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Australia Online

With the need to improve the delivery of psychiatric care to a broader cross section of the community, the renowned Master of Psychiatry course is now being offered online using the latest technology and interactive learning platforms. Delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and fully accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), students will be encouraged to explore the latest cutting-edge theoretical concepts in psychiatry and their relationship to clinical practice. You will also develop a broad understanding of the cultural and sociocultural differences that exist in our community and geographical region and their relationship to individuals and mental illness. [+]

With the need to improve the delivery of psychiatric care to a broader cross section of the community, the renowned Master of Psychiatry course is now being offered online using the latest technology and interactive learning platforms. Delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and fully accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), students will be encouraged to explore the latest theoretical concepts in psychiatry and their relationship to clinical practice. You will also develop a broad understanding of the cultural and sociocultural differences that exist in our community and geographical region and their relationship to individuals and mental illness. If you are a medical practitioner who is looking for the opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills in psychiatry, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online learning experience will be enriched by regular feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa. Who the course is for This course is for dedicated medical practitioners with an interest in treating patients with mental illness who are looking to satisfy the Formal Education course requirements of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the core and specialties of psychiatry in order to provide outstanding clinical care to patients. Career outcomes As a graduate of this... [-]

Master of International Development

Massey University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2018 New Zealand Palmerston North + 1 more

The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 2017/2018. The Master of International Development is a 180-credit course that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree. Deepen your understanding to effect change You will gain an advanced understanding of how global economic, social, political and environmental forces affect people and shape different parts of the world. These insights will allow you to recognise where inequalities lie and identify strategies to help overcome poverty and enhance human wellbeing. Learn from experts in the field Massey University was, in 1989, the first university in New Zealand to offer postgraduate qualifications in development studies. We’ve built on that reputation by developing world-class courses in international development. Our professors and lecturers are scholars and active researchers, but are also people with experience in development policy and practice in diverse contexts including the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Get great career skills Graduates of the Master of International Development will be able to: demonstrate knowledge and skills that can be applied in developing policy and strategies, and in managing and evaluating international development programmes critically and rigorously evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches conduct independent research and analysis of international development issues, collect relevant data, and be able to write persuasively about this demonstrate mastery of social science research approaches and techniques and be able to undertake independent research in a well-planned and ethical manner interpret research findings and draw out relevant implications for development theory, policy and practice. Master of International Development structure You... [-]

Master of Literary and Cultural Studies

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time July 2018 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. [+]

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.,... [-]

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 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 of Dispute Resolution

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

The UTS Dispute Resolution program, a first in Australia, focuses on the wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. The subjects available accommodate distinct streams that include commerce, family, community and court-annexed programs.Dispute resolution at UTS is focused on experiential learning involving a fusion of critical and reflective thinking paradigms with the application of theory in practical, work-based contexts. [+]

The mixture of experience-based learning and formal lectures by professional practitioners give students a hands-on understanding of the full range of dispute resolution processes, from negotiation through the consensual processes to decisional theory.

Career options include arbitrator, manager, negotiator and professionals in a wide range of areas such as health and education, government and industrial relations.

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