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Master of Social Research

Course Description

There is a growing demand in Australia and internationally for people with expertise in high-level social research methods. The Master of Social Research is a professional degree designed to provide training in social science research methods. Graduates of this program will have practical skills in social science research that can be applied in government, NGOs, and private organisations. Graduates will have a sound basis for conducting, commissioning, and evaluating research in the social sciences.

This degree includes four specialisations: Demography, Social Research Methods, Social Development, and Policy and Social Science of the Internet.

Typical courses

• Advanced Longitudinal Analysis
• Case Studies in Social Policy
• Demographic Forecasting and Projections
• Education and Labour Force
• Gender and Population
• Health Demography
• International Migration
• Introduction to Longitudinal Methods
• Online Research Methods
• Population and Australia
• Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives
• Population Policy and Planning
• Principles of Population Analysis
• Qualitative Research Analysis
• Social Research Design
• Social Research Practice
• Social Science of the Internet
• Special Topic in Social Research
• Statistics for Social Scientists
• Survey Data Analysis

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Social Research.

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