This program of study develops your skills in applied social research and the analysis of policy in social context. The core units, provided through the Department of Sociology, focus on designing and conducting applied research, on the evaluation process, and on understanding and analysing policy in the fields of social policy, environmental policy and human services. KEY FEATURES Offers an interdisciplinary focus with opportunities to study in diverse disciplines including politics, human geography, anthropology. comparative social policy and the politics of climate change Equips you with policy and social research skills that are widely sought after in the government, non-government and private sectors A flexible degree structure allows students to develop study plans tailored to their personal interests, by undertaking a range of units from related disciplines Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma will allow students to progress into the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research. Full credit will be given for units already completed SUITABLE FOR The program is intended for those who are employed or who seek employment in community-based and non-government service organisations (NGOs), policy agencies in government, local government, trade unions, marketing and social research; and private consultancy. It is also suitable for anyone wanting to study social research at an advanced (or postgraduate) level. Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Some of the options open to graduates of this degree include: activism and advocacy in fields concerned with social justice and social policy and journalism human services policy analysis and planning public opinion and market research social and community services social research teaching in the field of social science EMPLOYERS Our postgraduate programs equip graduates with policy and social research skills that are widely sought after in the government, non-government and private sectors. Postgraduates now work in: policy roles in local, state and federal public sectors non-government agencies in policy and advocacy roles trade unions social research and marketing companies research positions within academic and other research bodies
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||1 year|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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