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100 Point Master of Social Policy

Informal specialisationYear: 2017

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Overview

The Master of Social Policy offers a curriculum that reflects cutting edge theory in a number of professional development fields. Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for advanced community sector management and policy making, including the skills to:

  • analyse key areas of contemporary social policy: governance, inclusion\exclusion, social capital, globalisation etc;
  • engage with the social dimensions of social policy: race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, age etc;
  • understand social policy as a contested process and apply research skills to a range of organisational contexts; and
  • draw on a range of disciplines and take a comparative and global focus.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Social Policy should:

  • enhance their skills in research: through competent use of advanced information sources and retrieval of appropriate information;
  • have critical and theoretical thinking: through presentation of research papers, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgements and arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;
  • develop time management and planning: through managing and organising workloads; and
  • enhance their skills in team work: through small group discussions.
Last updated: 27 March 2017