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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
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$14,500 per year / $21,750 total
International Fees
$32,280 per year / $48,420 total

About this course

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

Entry requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in social sciences with GPA 5.0 or AQF level 8 qualification, both completed within 5 years of application

Study locations

Townsville

Cairns

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:

  • 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

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.