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Family Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #207 (QS) Online
The Master of Family Studies from University of Newcastle has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas of family practice including family processes, working with risk and trauma in families and family diversity.


You will be equipped with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work-based positions and to work inter-professionally to address complex problems in families and community.

You'll have the opportunity to study beside international students and learn from international faculty through our shared courses with the Global Consortium of International Family Studies.


Graduates of this Master of Family Studies from University of Newcastle will have the expertise to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, intergenerational trauma, or family violence. Your advanced skills and knowledge will increase your employment potential in the social and human services in universities, schools, non-profit organisations, hospitals, home health and long-term care agencies and government.

Possible career paths may include:

  • family service manager
  • family program coordinator
  • research and policy officer
  • international development worker specialising in family policy or programs
  • family and relationship services practitioner
  • specialist family work roles in nursing, allied health, youth work, drug and alcohol, mental health, early childhood, education, law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Family Studies 
  • Responding to Domestic and Family Violence: Theory and Practice 
  • Family Diversity 
  • Family-Centred Practice Across the Lifecourse 
  • Engaging Fathers in Family Work 
  • Applying a Trauma Informed Approach in Family Work

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS Provider 00109J

  • Minimum of a three year degree in any area related to Family Studies or extended by a related postgraduate qualification. Applicants with a four year undergraduate degree in a related field or with other postgraduate qualifications or related experience, as demonstrated by a CV and statement of service, are welcome to seek credit in the Master degree.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34645 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34645 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    17025 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17025 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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