Master of Social Policy

1 - 2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 049598E

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Course Description

Overview

Make a change in the world. Social policy makers weave the fabric of our society. And with the Master of Social policy program, you can examine key developments in social policy through a global lens, with a strong emphasis on social justice and the ability to influence policy.

As a social policy maker, you can meld the needs of citizens with the roles of government and notforprofit service agencies in contentious fields like employment, income support, education, health and climate change.

The Master of Social Policy enables you to understand the respective roles of government, private and notforprofit sectors in meeting the needs of citizens. Understand and critique the key developments in social policy through a global lens, aiming to find ethically sustainable solutions, while considering the competing factors of social policy and the economy.

Who is it for?

People with an interest in analysing key areas of contemporary social policy, including governance, inclusion and exclusion, social capital, and globalisation. You can engage with the social dimensions of social policy – race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability and age – and understand social policy as a contested process. Apply your research skills to a range of organisational contexts and explore real world experiences through the School’s partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence social research team. You can also activate your knowledge through an Executive Internship placement over two semesters.

Where will it take me?

The Master of Social Policy develops you professional knowledge and prepares you for work in fields including:

  • Community, state and national government
  • Policy design
  • Social administration and welfare work
  • Policy analysis
  • Management.

Graduates have also gone on to work in global organisations including:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Centrelink
  • KPMG
  • Salvation Army
  • Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc
  • Victorian Human Rights Commission.

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Application deadlines

Applications must be submitted by:

  • 31 December for Semester One (February) 2017 entry
  • 31 May for Semester Two (July) 2017 entry

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Please note:

It is strongly recommended that applications are submitted by 31 October, 2016 for Semester 1, 2017 intake and 31 March, 2017 for Semester 2, 2017 intake to ensure that your application is assessed in time for processing of student visas.

Later applications may be accepted from onshore applicants. Please email Arts Grad admissions

For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page.

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