MR210 - Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)
Plan: MR210 - Master of Social Science
Campus: City Campus
Purpose of the Program
Award title: Master of Social Science
Award abbreviation: MSocSc
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 090300
CRICOS code: 079693B
Purpose of the Program
The Master of Social Science degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences.
Upon graduation with a Master of Social Science degree from RMIT University you will have developed:
- high level skills in research processes,
- the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and
- high level communication skills.
A Master of Social Science degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD or employment in senior leadership and management positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.
Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas of the social, the urban and the global, particularly in the fields of urban planning and housing studies, sustainability, sociology and global studies, and social and public policy and social work.
The Master of Social Science may be undertaken in project or thesis mode. This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor.Top of page
Applicants for masters by research programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:
- a four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year;
- another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year.
Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.
English Language Requirements
A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage (unresolved).
These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. See the Postgraduate Research Admission Application Form for more details.Top of page
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