Master's Degree in Social Sciences in Oceania

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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.

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.

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Master of Security and Crime Science

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelligence and crime-prevention areas in the public and private sectors. [+]

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelligence and crime-prevention areas in the public and private sectors.

You will combine skills from different disciplines such as Statistics, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Population Studies, Psychology and Management. You'll develop analytical and creative methods to tackle real-world crime, and improve security in an ever-changing society.

This degree will provide a pathway to a career in policy development, crime or accident detection and analysis in both the public and private sectors. The skills you gain from the degree will enable you to promote and enhance security and community safety.... [-]


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. [+]

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 students studying towards a MEnvSoc. You'll benefit... [-]

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. [+]

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

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. [+]

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 critically with the theoretical concepts and research... [-]

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. [+]

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

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. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Oceania 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 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 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 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.... [-]