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Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Social Policy

2 years full time (200 points); 1.5 years full time (150 points); 1 year full time (100 points) (part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Course CRICOS code: 049598E

Social policy makers weave the fabric of our society. They meld the needs of citizens with the roles of government and not-for-profit service agencies in the areas of employment, income support, education, health and climate change. The Master of Social Policy offers a curriculum that reflects cutting-edge developments in these key areas of social policy. Graduates will be equipped to understand the respective roles of government, private and not-for-profit sectors in meeting the needs of citizens. The Master of Social Policy has a global focus when exploring social dimensions such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability and age. Contemporary social issues will be analysed and students must balance the competing forces of social policy and the economy

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Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

Typical course fee for 2017:
$25,408 /YEAR

Indicative total course fee:
$52,086.40 i

Duration indicated is maximum course duration. May be completed in less EFTSL depending upon academic background and/or relevant work experience.

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and fee places to domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken.  Students enrolled in a fee place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees. More details on fees and CSP student contribution amounts.

The course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

Credit/Advanced standing

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