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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Social Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Prepare yourself to tackle the complex contemporary issues of social policy, governance, cultural heritage, and resource management.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
103404, 072634C
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year
International Fees
$32,280 per year

About this course

During this 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) master's course, JCU postgraduate social science students study a combination of core subjects and specialist electives, deepening their knowledge in their selected major. All major streams include a research thesis. The Master of Social Science focusses on equipping students with the knowledge and practical skills to work towards solving complex contemporary issues of social policy, governance, cultural heritage, and resource management. JCU students benefit from a unique learning environment, dedicated to the advancement of Asia-Pacific and Tropical societies. View the

Study locations

Cairns

Townsville

Online

Career pathways

A JCU Master of Social Science equips students with the knowledge, skills and strategies that provide the key proficiencies for a broad range of occupations. Postgraduate students have the advanced capability to identify complex problems and pose creative solutions to social and environmental challenges facing societies around the world. The skills gained from a JCU Master of Social Science are sought by organisations such as government agencies, the education sector, industry and commerce, and indigenous organisations. Job opportunities include: