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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.3k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.7k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 416pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Meet the growing demand for expertise in high-level social research methods with a degree from one of the world's leading centres for training in demography and social research.

    A Master of Social Research from the ANU Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences.

    The program's expert teaching staff are active practitioners who can draw upon their wealth of local and international experience, and their connections with government departments.

    Career Options

    Employment Opportunities

    A Master of Social Research will advance your career working in local, state and federal government departments, international government and statistical agencies, universities, consulting companies, banks, local and international aid agencies, and multilateral organisations.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Summarise and critically review key studies in a particular substantive area of research
    2. Use theory to formulate social research questions and hypotheses
    3. Construct and critically assess quantitative and qualitative social research designs
    4. Identify the key stages of the social research project, how the components within each phase fit together, and be able to apply this knowledge to real-world research projects
    5. Undertake basic statistical analysis appropriate for answering a stated research question
    6. Present and interpret basic statistical research results

     

    The Master of Social Research requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    DEMO8082 Social Research Practice

    SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

     

    6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

    SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

    SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

     

    A maximum of 18 units from completion of the following courses:

    ANTH6009 Culture and Development

    ANTH6025 Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective

    ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

    CHMD8001 Directed Readings in Culture, Health and Medicine

    CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research

    CHMD8014 Perspectives on Culture, Health and Medicine

    HUMN8024 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects

    IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

    IDEC8026 Quantitative Policy Impact Evaluation

    MEDI8203 Introduction to Health Policy and Administration

    NEWM6506 Digital Cultures

    POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

    POGO8084 Principles of Social Policy

    POPH8100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

    SOCY8004 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy

    STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis

     

    A minimum of 36 units from the completion of:

    Either:

    24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

    Demography

    Social Research Methods

    Social Science of the Internet

     

    A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis

    DEMO8011 Demographic Analysis II

    DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives

    DEMO8047 International Migration

    DEMO8048 Gender and Population

    DEMO8079 Health Demography

    DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis

    SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis

    SOCR8004 Special Topic in Social Research

    SOCR8005 Social Science of the Internet

    SOCR8006 Online Research Methods

    SOCR8007 Survey Data Analysis II

    SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

    SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

    SOCY8014 Social Networks: Concepts, Analyses and Methods

     

    Or:

     A minimum of 36 units from completion of the following courses:

    DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis

    DEMO8011 Demographic Analysis II

    DEMO8020 Qualitative Research Analysis

    DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives

    DEMO8047 International Migration

    DEMO8048 Gender and Population

    DEMO8079 Health Demography

    DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    SOCY8014 Social Networks: Concepts, Analyses and Methods

    SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis

    SOCR8004 Special Topic in Social Research

    SOCR8005 Social Science of the Internet

    SOCR8006 Online Research Methods

    SOCR8007 Survey Data Analysis II

    SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

    SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

     

    24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


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    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

    Cognate disciplines

    Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Marketing, Psychology, Development Studies, Media and Communication, Law (social fields: family, migration, education, health), Geography, Social Policy, Anthropology.

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

    Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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