Master of Social Research Methods : Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music : The University of Western Australia
 
 

Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences and Music

Master of Social Research Methods

Would you like a successful career in helping to solve the world's problems?

Master of Social Research Methods
Skillful social researchers are in high demand around the world as organisations and governments seek an understanding of social aspects of current issues or proposed changes that may affect society.

Some research applications include investigating public attitudes and opinions, examining the social impact of new initiatives, changing unhealthy behaviours, understanding social patterns, measuring uses of different media, understanding community needs, studying changing relationships, and much more.

As such the newly created Master of Social Research Methods provides skills for graduates of any degree to pursue a successful career in this field.

Students that are not studying the Master of Social Research Methods, may wish to study the Social Research Ethics unit, which is available to students outside of the degree structure.

The Faculty of Arts is offering new domestic and international Arts postgraduate coursework students enrolling in this course for Semester 1, 2017 entry a $2000 Technology and Travel Grant

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Course Information

Course Structure

This course provides students with an advanced understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques used in the social sciences.

Students obtain first-hand experience learning to understand and critique social research. Additionally, students will learn how to craft a research project, identify sources of funding and how to write and submit funding proposals.

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At UWA, you'll be in great company.

The Faculty of Arts is a founding faculty of the University which has an inspiring history of highly successful graduates and outstanding research results which have made a valuable contribution to Western Australia, Australia and internationally.

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Course at a Glance

Location offered UWA Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Full-time, Part-time
Delivery mode Mulit-mode
Starting dates Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July)
Standard full-time completion 2 years
Maximum time to complete 5 years
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Course code 12560
CRICOS code 00126G

Students have a choice of study - by coursework OR by coursework and dissertation.

Early exit opportunities - Students who successfully complete 24 points of study may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods and students who successfully complete 48 points of study may graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods.

Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.


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More information about the course structure and the units offered is available on the UWA Handbooks website.


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Career Options

Graduates of the Master of Social Research Methods may find themselves working in a broad range of exciting careers.

Industries include public and private policy development, social research companies, organisations that work heavily with the community, the health industry, and a range of other industries (e.g. mining, tourism, retail).

Professional positions include, but are not limited to:

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Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

 

Pathway One

 

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Including the following:
    • A weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the level 3 units of the relevant major; or
    • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty
Pathway Two

 

  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods, with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; or
  • The equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
Other requirements

 

  • English language requirement: IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0.

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