2010 Course Handbook
Master of Policy and Applied Social Research
The program of study aims to develop student's skills in applied social research and the analysis of policy in social context. It builds skills in qualitative and basic quantitative social research, research design, evaluation, and reflective as well as critical social analysis of the contemporary policy process. The program is intended for those who are employed or who want employment in community-based and non-government service organisations; policy agencies in government; trade unions; local government; marketing and social research; and private consultancy. The core units, provided through the Department of Sociology, focus on designing and conducting applied research, on the evaluation process and on understanding and analysing policy in the fields of social policy and human services. These are extended by a wide choice of units that cover other social science disciplines: politics, human geography and applied social anthropology.
- Minimum number of credit points: 32
- and completion of other specific requirements as set out in the Schedule of Postgraduate Programs