With our hands-on learning opportunities, you don’t have to wait until you finish the program to make an impact.
Graduates of the Social Change and Development program from University of Newcastle can work in key areas including Indigenous affairs, organisational leadership and capacity building, roles within government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms, trade and development, and sustainable agriculture and food security for rural development - in Australia as well as developing countries.
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 country
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.
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- Project Design and Evaluation
- Development and Social Change
- Social Science Research Methods
- Social Change and Development Research Project
- Community Development
- Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
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- 18 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.
DisciplinesSociology Management, Organisation & Leadership Sustainable Development View 40 other Masters in Sociology in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS code: 088342FThe Master of Social Change and Development is an 80 or 120 unit postgraduate qualification.For admission into the 80-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:
- Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
- Bachelor Honours Degree; or
- Bachelor Degree in a related field plus one year’s relevant work experience; or
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' relevant work experience.
For admission into the 120-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:
- Bachelor Degree in a related field; or
- At least seven years’ relevant work experience.
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International31240 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31240 AUD per year during 18 months.
National21200 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21200 AUD per year during 18 months.
Living costs for Newcastle
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.