Master of Social Science

Year

2011

Course Code

103404

Version

2

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisites

Completion of a bachelor degree, or a bachelor degree with honours, or equivalent degree, from this or another university; or

Completion of a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in a relevant area from this university, and a minimum of at least five years academic and professional experience in a cognate discipline; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

SS5100:03 Qualitative Research in Social Science

SS5101:03 Quantitative Research in Social Science

SS5012:12 Social Science Coursework Thesis

Options

Select a major from the table below.

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Asia-Pacific Governance and Development

Cairns

Townsville

Criminology

Cairns

Townsville

Environment and Heritage

Cairns

Townsville

Indigenous Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Social Policy

Cairns

Townsville

External only, not available to international students

Women’s Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External only, not available to international students

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for one of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Arts

  • Graduate Diploma of Social Science

Course articulation

Not applicable

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-10

04/2010

Award Requirements
New Major

01/2011