Master of Social Research Methods

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.

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Key facts

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake
Advanced option available

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UAC Code: 830012
CRICOS Code: 108327B

Career options

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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ANU has equipped us with the necessary tools to achieve our dreams; it is our duty to use these tools to make our dreams into reality!
Kristian Torres , Master of Social Research

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Tuition fees

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Scholarships

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