- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan VSRES
- CRICOS code 082352G
- UAC code
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Human Geography
The Master of Social Research (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses
A minimum of 48 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses
The 96 units must consist of:
|Year 1 48 units||SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists 6 units||SOCR8201 Introduction to Social Science Methods and Types of Data 6 units||Research Project Course 6 units||Social Research Methods Foundation Course 6 units|
|SOCR8202 Using Data to Answer Policy Questions and Evaluate Policy 6 units||SOCR8082 Social Research Practice 6 units||Social Research Methods Foundation Course 6 units||Social Research Methods Foundation Course 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||Advanced Methods or Discipline Course 6 units||Advanced Methods or Discipline Course 6 units||Advanced Methods or Discipline Course 6 units||Advanced Methods or Discipline Course 6 units|
|THES8103 24 units||-||-||-|
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.
Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8103 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Social Research.
Anthropology, Criminology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Marketing, Media and Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0.
However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.
If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Applications for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
Students will not be able to receive credit for the introductory methods courses unless equivalent knowledge can be demonstrated through equivalent courses.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
In a world increasingly reliant on data (big and small), a Master of Social Research (Advanced) from the ANU will give you the skills and experience to understand a changing Australian and global society, as well as the political, demographic and economic forces that shape and drive these changes.
A Master of Social Research (Advanced) from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences, and give you the opportunity to extend your skills in advanced research methods, and/or apply your skills to real-world policy and societal issues.
The program’s expert teaching staff are active researchers who can draw upon their wealth of local and international experience, as well as their connections with government and industry.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
A Master of Social Research (Advanced) will open up a range of career options within government, research organisations and in the private sector. The solid grounding in research methods at the heart of the program will also leave you well placed to pursue a research career within academia.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
This program is available for applications until first semester, 2022
- summarise and critically review key studies in a particular substantive area of research;
- use theory and existing literature to formulate social research questions and hypotheses;
- construct and critically assess quantitative and qualitative social research designs;
- identify the key stages of the social research project, how the components within each phase fit together, and be able to apply this knowledge to real-world research projects;
- undertake basic statistical analysis appropriate for answering a stated research question;
- present and interpret basic statistical research results; and
- complete a major piece of research in the field of social research.