- Townsville: February
- Cairns: February
1.5 years full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in social sciences with GPA 5.0 or AQF level 8 qualification, both completed within 5 years of application
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of Social Science.
Asia-Pacific Governance and Development
Environment and Heritage
- Public health services policy analysis and development
- Research roles that involve analysis and critical evaluation of social systems, institutions, structures and practices
- Advocacy for diverse social sciences-related programs
SS5103:06 Post-Graduate Research Methods for the Social Sciences
SS5012:12 Social Science Coursework Masters Thesis
Select a major from the Table A
TABLE A (MAJORS)
Type of major
Credit points in major
18 credit points
Majors may be available for mid-year entry. Approval will need to be sought from the course coordinator.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
18 credit points
Up to 12 credit points of credit will be granted for an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree or Graduate Diploma in a cognate* discipline for SS5103:06 and up to 6 credit points for optional subjects from the major
* Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Human Services, Indigenous Studies, Political science, Sociology.
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course
MASTER OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Social Science
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Maani Moosa Manik
Master of Social Science, majoring in Asia-Pacific Governance and Development
I chose the Master of Social Science because I wanted to extend my knowledge on the underlying workings of a society, and how it can be used for the advancement and sustainable development of communities. We connect theories to real-world cases, which allows me to transfer the knowledge and skills I gain into practice.
Duc Chien Huynh
Master of Social Science
It was an amazing opportunity for me to study at JCU. I had the opportunity to gain more knowledge, improve professional skills in the international environment and learn about life in Australia. My lecturers and classmates left me with a deep impression on the friendliness and professionalism that JCU offers.
Dr Mark Chong
Course Coordinator, Master of Social Sciences
The Master of Social Science course seeks to produce graduates who will have a well-rounded understanding of the political, environmental and cultural climate of this geo-political area. This provides our graduates with an ideal platform upon which to secure employment within the Asia-Pacific region.
Executive Officer, Shelter Housing Action Cairns (SHAC)
Our JCU Master of Social Science graduate brings a rare combination of commendable attributes to our workplace. She has the practice skills we need, is highly professional in her approach and makes great use of theory and evidence to guide her practice.