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  • Objectives
    The Master of Arts (Sociology) provides an in-depth examination of social theory and social research methods essential to the practice of sociology. The degree is of direct relevance for students wishing to undertake policy careers in the public service and also non-governmental organisations, as well as those students wishing to pursue further postgraduate study.Learning outcomesThe course should provide graduates with: * advanced training in social theory and methods and in substantive areas of sociology; * training in conducting or developing their own research in sociology.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold either hold the Graduate Diploma in Sociology or an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Course description
    The Master of Arts (Sociology) is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The course is offered on a fee-paying basis and normally is completed in two semesters full-time or six semesters part-time.

    It articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Sociology, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    A student's program of study must be approved by the Program Approver.

    To qualify for the Master of Arts (Sociology), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study below.

    Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.

    Core Topics

    SOCI9000
        

    Sociology MA Coursework Thesis
        

    12
        

    or

    SOCI9100
        

    MA Sociology Research Project
        

    12

    plus at least 24 units selected from the following topics:

    SOCI9005
        

    Issues in the Sociology of Development
        

    6

    SOCI9008
        

    Sociological Theory
        

    6

    SOCI9009
        

    Sociological Research Methods
        

    6

    SOCI9011
        

    Family, State and Social Policy
        

    6

    SOCI9015
        

    Graduate Reading Seminar in Sociology
        

    6

    SOCI9016
        

    Issues in Contemporary Sociology
        

    6

    SOCI9017
        

    Social Theory and Social Problems
        

    6

    SOCI9018
        

    Applied Sociological Research
        

    6

    SOCI9020
        

    Applied Evaluation Research
        

    6

    SOCI9021
        

    Criminology
        

    6

    SOCI9024
        

    Postgraduate Workshop in Sociology
        

    6

    SOCI9025
        

    Masterclass in Contemporary Sociology
        

    6

    SOCI9026
        

    Masterclass in Social Theory
        

    6

    Students may choose six units of masters level elective from another field of study, subject to the approval of the covener of graduate studies.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;
        * the course must be completed within two consecutive semesters full-time or six consecutive semesters part-time or, where credit has been granted for previous work, a period determined by the Board.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

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