The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Duration

1.5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40015
CRICOS code: 088342F

Study Social Change and Development

If you are looking to enhance your career potential in not-for-profit or government aid and have an educational or professional background in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development is the program for you.

This program explores all aspects of social change in the global environment at an in depth level. The University of Newcastle’s master program will enable you to take on high-level roles within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. It also opens up opportunities to take you outside of Australia to work in developing countries, which are supported through government departments.

Why study with us?

  • Study anywhere, anytime - our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Social Change and Development at a time that suits you.
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable within government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms.
  • Work anywhere in the world - our Master in Social Change and Development is recognised nationally and internationally, allowing you to capitalize on your social change and development knowledge globally within the professional environment.

Master of Social Change and Development

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master in Social Change and Development is designed to enhance students existing knowledge and open up further career opportunities in the global environment. The program will build on your prior learnings as you study a range of progressive subjects. All students must complete 60 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses from Group A, with the option to complete an additional 40 units of directed courses from Group A and Group B - refer to ‘Course Information’ for further details.

Core courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Project Design and Evaluation
  • Development and Social Change
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Change and Development Research Project

In addition to the core courses, directed courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management
  • Issues in Developing Economies
  • Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas
  • Managing Human Resources in International Organisations

Upon completion of the above courses you will have enhanced your existing knowledge of social change and development, and will have the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to take on high-level roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms.


Career opportunities

There is a continuously growing need for qualified professionals to undertake roles in the community development and policy analysis of funded development projects and aid organisations. At the completion of your Masters in Social Change and Development you will have the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge to take on these roles within government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms.

This program will open up new opportunities and see you possess the potential to embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • policy analyst
  • community and social developer
  • advocacy and public policy coordinators
  • overseas aid officer
  • ministry of finance in a developing counties

You will graduate with the ability to apply your social change and development expertise in real-world settings and position yourself at the forefront of the industry.