24 months
45360 AUD/year
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The Social Research (Advanced) program at the Australian National University 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 Social Research (Advanced) program at the Australian National University 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. 

    Learning Outcomes  

  • 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.

Career Options

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Social Scientists
  • Social Science Methods and Types of Data
  • Using Data to Answer Policy Questions and Evaluate Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS: 082352G 

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    45360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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