Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face, Online
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.
$28,340 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
1.5 years full-time.
Face to Face, Online
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.
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:
In addition to the core courses, directed courses include, but are not limited to:
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.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
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:
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.