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Master of Social Research

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 School of Demography 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.

Admission requirements

Domestic

  1. A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. 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
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

International

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. 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
  2. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Career 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.

Further studies

Master of Social Research (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Social Research, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis. If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teachin period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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