School of Social Sciences

Coursework

Asian Studies

With flexible study options, including part-time and evening courses, these courses will give you the skills and knowledge crucial to understanding and engraging with the Asian region, to enhance your career prospects by developing an in-depth understanding of the region, with the option of specialising in politics or business.

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

This is suitable as a development course for professionals already working in the industry and looking to further their qualifications. This flexible course can be completed in 9 months.

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Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies

Take your certificate further by adding a language or additional professional training to your course structure.

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Master of Asian Studies

This course allows you to specialise in politics or business studies, with the option of writing a dissertation on the topic of your choice.

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Forensic Anthropology

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Anthropology

Graduates are provided with a grounding in ethics and research methods in Forensic Science, relevant theory and method applicable to forensic anthropology and more.

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Graduate Diploma in Forensic Anthropology

Graduates of this course are skilled in dealing independently within a team to undertake routine forensic odontological and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) casework.

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Master of Forensic Anthropology (by Coursework and Dissertation)

Graduates are provided with a grounding in the relevant theory and methods applicable to forensic anthropology and related disciplines, as well as the analytical and practical skills needed to provide expert testimony in court.

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Master of Forensic Science (by Research)

The Masters enables students to undertake advanced studies in forensic anthropology, while developing an in-depth knowledge of the human skeleton. Students must enrol in the 4 Core Units, 3 Elective Units, and the appropriate Expert Testimony unit in the first year (or part time equivalent). In the second year students enrol in the relevant Research Thesis unit in both semesters.

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Heritage Studies

Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies

Suitable as a short course, and providing a foundation to study the Graduate Diploma and master's course in Heritage course in Heritage Studies, this course will advance your skills in the area of heritage

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Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies

This course provides an overview of professional heritage practise and focuses on the classroom-based coursework section of the Master of Heritage Studies by aiming to meet your training needs, in working with, caring for, and sharing heritage.

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Master of Heritage Studies

Drawing on Australia's leadership and experience in devleoping socially engaged and responsible heritage practice, this course covers all types of heritage and offers training in working with, caring for, and sharing heritage.

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International Development

Master of International Development

This course engages you with with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates.

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Political Science and International Relations

Graduate Certificate in International Relations

This course introduces you to the academic field of international relations, including some key concepts and debates about major real-world developments in international relations, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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Graduate Diploma in International Relations

This course equips you with an understanding of the academic field on international relations including a number of its central concepts, theoretical perspectives and debates, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Master of International Relations

This course equips you with the theoretical, historical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to the analysis of contemporary international relations and is particularly oriented toward understanding developments, outlooks, relationships and possibilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Master of Public Policy

This course will give you a multi-disciplinary understanding of the role of government in economic activity and public policy decision making and will focus on how government interacts with the economy and society.

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Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

This course is designed to give graduate students an understanding of the role of the government in economic activity and public policy decision making.

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Social Research Methods

With skillful social researchers in high demand around the world, these courses seek to understand why people think and act the way they do, and how to improve people's lives.

Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods

This is suitable as a professional development course for recent graduates or those working in industry, NGOs or government, who need a basic understanding of social research processes and skills. It can be completed in 6 months.

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Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods

This is suitable as a professional development course for those working in industry, NGOs or government, or for recent graduates, who wish to develop their understanding of and skills in social research. You will learn how to design and undertake a research project using a range of methods.

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Master of Social Research Methods

This is suitable for recent graduates or as a professional development course for professionals working in industry, NGOs or government, who need to undertake social research. You will learn how to design and undertake a research project using a wide range of methods, and have the option of writing a dissertation.

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Strategic Communication

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

This course provides an overview of the skills, knowledge, and capabilites required to participate in the global communications environment across industry, government agencies, and community organisations.

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Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

This course focuses on the advanced skills, knowledge, and capabilites required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment in industry, government agencies, and community organisations.

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Master of Strategic Communication

This course provides you with advanced knowledge and capabilites required to participate in the contemporary global communications environment and is intended for those who wish to provide communications strategy and leadership for industry, government agencies, and community organisations.

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