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RMIT University

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Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop advanced research principles in the social sciences.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR210, 079693B
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$28,800 per year / $57,600 total

About this course

This research degree develops advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences by completing a thesis or research project.

Your challenge will be not just to generate new knowledge but also to investigate how this knowledge can inform action.

Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.

RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of:

  • urban planning and housing studies
  • sustainability
  • criminology
  • globalisation, languages and cultures studies
  • applied linguistics, translating and interpreting
  • sociology
  • international development and relations
  • community development
  • social and public policy
  • social work.

Through the program you'll experience and nurture industry partnerships and collaborate with other researchers while gaining creative, technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development 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.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

This program will provide you with a foundation for further studies at PhD level and for employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.