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Master of Social Research Methods

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In a world increasingly reliant on data (big and small), a Master of Social Research Methods from the ANU will give you the skills and experience to understand a changing Australian and global society, as well as the political, demographic and economic forces that shape and drive these changes.

A Master of Social Research Methods from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences, and give you the opportunity to extend your skills in advanced research methods, and/or apply your skills to real-world policy and societal issues.

The program’s expert teaching staff are active researchers who can draw upon their wealth of local and international experience, as well as their connections with government and industry.

Applications for the Semester 1, 2024 are now open.

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Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide. The solid grounding in research methods at the heart of the Master of Social Research Methods will open up a range of research career options within government, research organisations and in the private sector.

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Every course has given me different insights… combining the empirical and practical side is giving me many ideas of how I can study my interests.

Nozomi, Master of Social Research

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