Online Master's Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia

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Master of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Cooranbong + 1 more

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Online Master's Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia. Master of Philosophy Course Overview The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Master of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology. Course Code 5002 Course Duration One to two years full-time Study Mode Distance education Accreditation The Master of Philosophy degree course is self-accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education within the terms of level 10 in the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Avondale offers the MPhil as a jointly conferred degree with Charles Sturt University, the Avondale degrees being held in high regard. Careers Graduates from this program are eligible to apply for entry to the PhD provided they meet the entry requirements. Please note also that graduates of an undergraduate Honours degree may already be eligible for doctoral studies, subject to the same entry and achievement requirements. A student may also be able to upgrade to a PhD course pending evaluation by a confirmation panel that the quality of the student’s work is of high enough standard and the research project has the capacity to be developed into a PhD study. [-]

Master of Studies

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Studies is a unique postgraduate program that lets you build your own degree with around 250 courses to choose from. By building your own degree, you will create a bespoke program that will allow you to explore and learn in a range of academic areas. So you will be better prepared to take advantage of a rapidly changing world. [+]

The Master of Studies is a unique postgraduate program that lets you build your own degree with around 250 courses to choose from. By building your own degree, you will create a bespoke program that will allow you to explore and learn in a range of academic areas. So you will be better prepared to take advantage of a rapidly changing world. We are witnessing accelerated rates of change during a time of increasingly globalised and digitalised human activity. This demands growing capacity for professionals of all backgrounds with the breadth of advanced skills and knowledge to adapt to complex new contexts. And as argued in a recent Forbes article 'The Secret Power Of The Generalist -- And How They'll Rule The Future', the workers most likely to come out on top are generalists. The era of the talented generalist is upon us, and organisations operating across a wide range of size and economic contexts are looking to appoint highly creative individuals with a strong capacity to think critically and adapt in real time to sudden change. The Master of Studies provides students with a highly versatile program where you choose from over thirty specialised knowledge fields, and you can combine up to two specialisations to accelerate a career that is customised to your vision. This program is anchored by four core courses: Critical Thinking, Critical Theory Creative Thinking Unravelling Complexity Advanced Academic and Communication Practices These core courses provide a foundation for you to design your own academic journey. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Studies in a timeframe that suits you. Explore this page and find out if the Master of Studies is for you, discover what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide. Create your degree To start putting your degree together, select any of the 250 courses by clicking the button below. As you select the courses that will make up your degree, they’ll be added to the “My Courses” column. If you are interested in completing a specialisation, you must complete 40 units within that specialisation. When you’re happy with your selections, email yourself the enrolment plan which will assist you in beginning the application process. Is it for you? The Master of Studies is one of the first qualifications of its kind in Australia. It’s designed for the curious. The leaders. The movers and the shakers. Those that challenge the status-quo. The innovators and the collaborators seeking solutions. Do you work in a rapidly changing industry? Do you want to solve complex problems? Do you want to be prepared for a future job that may not even exist yet? Or perhaps you are have diverse interests and don’t want to settle for one specialisation/discipline. The Master of Studies takes a unique approach to personal and professional development. Teaching you to see the world through new eyes and be strategic in your thinking, the program actively encourages appreciation of holistic approaches to understanding and to problem-solving, preparing you to generate new solutions to existing problems – and the challenges of the future. The program focuses on developing the top employability skills that employer’s desire, while making you agile, adaptive and prepared for anything that life may throw your way. Career Pathways The Master of Studies promotes your career success in contemporary and future worlds marked by accelerated rates of change. The Master of Studies creates highly skilled generalists with sophisticated critical and creative thinking capacity and the advanced research and communication skillsets necessary to excel across a range of contexts. The program is uniquely designed for graduates in industries subject to rapid change, and with access to the unparalled breadth of UON’s suite of postgraduate courses, you have opportunity to design a bespoke curriculum, giving you the unique combination of knowledge and skills for your career, including for job types that do not yet exist. Examples include: Digital Media, Environmental Management and Built Environment to prepare students to work in Sustainable Urban Planning; Applied Linguistics, Public Health and Marketing for a role in Multicultural Health Communications; Nursing, Social Change and Development and Project and Property Management to tackle problems in International Aid; Public Health, Information Technology and Business Administration for a career managing technology and change in Health Administration; and Economics, Family Studies and Psychology to prepare students for a career as Government Policy Officer. The program also offers a PhD pathway – specialise in Transdisciplinary Research (40 units) to delve deeper and create practical solutions to complex contemporary problems, building a research skillset that provides a pathway to doctoral study. Specialisations Students in the Master of Studies may choose to specialise in zero, one or two areas. For a specialisation, simply select 40 units (usually four 10 unit courses) from a discipline area. Specialisations are noted on graduates’ transcripts, meaning your qualification will carry the evidence of deeper engagement with unique combinations of expert knowledge and skills. Around 30 specialisations are available through the Master of Studies program: Aboriginal Studies Boys' Education Comparative and International Education Computer Studies Digital Media Studies Disaster Studies Early Childhood Education Studies Education Studies Engineering Studies Environmental Studies Health Studies Information Systems Information Technology Language Education Leadership Linguistics Studies Management Studies Pedagogy Studies Property Project Management in the Built Environment Psychological Studies Social Change and Development Special Education Teaching Aboriginal Studies Teaching Business Studies Teaching Geography Teaching Society and Culture Technology and Education Transdisciplinary Research* *Specialise in Transdisciplinary Research to find solutions for complex real-world problems. This specialisation is part of a pathway to PhD studies. Admission Requirements Direct entry to the MSt Program (120 units) may be available for applicants who have at a minimum: A three year Bachelor Degree (an AQF level 7 qualification) in any discipline Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree, a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 qualifications) or above will be given recognition of prior learning towards 40 units of directed or elective courses. Recognition of prior learning and credit will be assessed at admission in accordance with relevant University policies. [-]

Master of Business Psychology

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

Our degree provides a postgraduate qualification for professionals interested in understanding of people, personalities, motivation and effective workplace relationships to advance their career prospects in management and is also open to students with or without a psychology background. You’ll gain some experience in a business environment and skills to potentially enhance your management career. You’ll gain experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people, difficult situations and how to become an influential person within the business world in order to achieve results. [+]

Online Master's Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia. Growing demographic segments within the workplace have necessitated a greater understanding of people skills and a need for staff development. This program is designed for professionals and recent psychology graduates looking to advance their management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance outcomes within the corporate business sector. The Master of Business Psychology through the University of Newcastle is a highly rated established program for individuals looking to further their competitive edge and develop their career prospects in management. Graduates will be provided with an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. It’s completely online, so you can achieve your Master of Business Psychology at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Are you a business professional looking to advance your career in management and gain specialised experience in people skills or a professional who already has psychology training but wants to learn more about psychology in the business sector? Corporate professionals and recent psychology graduates will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people, managing difficult situations and the skills to become an influential person within the business world. The Master of Business Psychology focuses on developing a higher understanding and specialised skills in applied psychology and organisational behaviour in the workplace. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success and can provide the knowledge to leverage your business to a new level. There are opportunities to exit the Master program with either a Graduate Certificate, depending on the number of units completed. Career Pathways The Master of Business Psychology will prepare individuals for a number of career opportunities that require specialised interpersonal and advanced communication skills. Graduates may be employed in mid to senior management positions across the public and not-for-profit sectors. Other prospective career paths include: Consultant for human services, recruitment, change management and communications HR specialist Case management and managing a multi-disciplinary team Program manager for community work or health Organisational trainer/training manager Customer service manager. Specialisations Today, successful managers are required to have a greater understanding of people skills and staff development within the work environment, be flexible and have the ability to enhance performance outcomes for their business. A Master of Business Psychology offers professionals a specialised program that challenges your approach to leadership and enhances your ability to think from a or business psychology perspective. You will develop an understanding and application of business psychology and how this can be used in people management to enhance business outcomes. Professionals have the opportunity to learn, understand and apply specialised theoretical management frameworks and advanced business skills which are transferable to all areas of business and human resources. Admission Requirements Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Psychology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a Psychology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a Psychology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in a Psychology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Special Education

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Special Education is intended for practising teachers and others with relevant experience who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education and to acquire or update their expertise... [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Special Education offers you, as an educator, the opportunity to build your skills and experience in the challenging and rewarding field of special education. Providing you with the qualifications to teach children with special needs, the Master of Special Education combines current research with practical coursework to ensure you are equipped with the best possible teaching techniques to enter your career as a special needs educator. You will be able to specialise your studies in one of six key areas including: Education for the blind and vision impaired Deaf and hard of hearing Early childhood Emotional and behavioural problems Sensory disabilities General specialisation - where you can take a broader look at all of these areas. The framework of this program has been based on the NSW Department of Education and Training’s requirements for special education teachers. Upon graduation you will be equipped with a range of skills and knowledge to best support students with a range of additional learning needs. You are able to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs and our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Special Education at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Do you believe that education should be accessible to all people regardless of their circumstances? Do you want to specialise your teaching skills to educate the blind or deaf, or perhaps teach those with sensory disabilities or behavioural problems? Whatever your motivation, the University of Newcastle's online Master of Special Education, will equip you with the appropriate skills and knowledge to become an effective teacher in your chosen area of special education. If you have a minimum of two years relevant teaching experience as well as an undergraduate degree in education you will be eligible for the program. If not, you may be able to use your existing experience in teaching to gain special entry. To ensure you graduate with the most appropriate skills and knowledge, you will be able to focus your education by selecting one of the following specialisations: blind and vision impairment deaf and hard of hearing early childhood emotional disturbance/behaviour problems general special education sensory disabilities. Career Pathways As a graduate of the Master of Special Education you may be employed as a special education teacher across Australia in the public or private sector. The University of Newcastle will prepare you with the required theory and practical skills to enter the workforce as a well-qualified individual. As a special education educator, you will play a critical role in the assessment and development of programs for special needs children. You will be able to use your theoretical knowledge of the curriculum approved subjects and vital self-help skills to work effectively in this area of teaching. Further to teaching, you will be an essential point of contact between parents and children, providing much needed support in the development of each child’s education to realise individual goals. Specialisations The Master of Special Education has been designed to deliver the most appropriate learning opportunities relevant to your chosen area of special education. With the option to select one of six specialisations, you will graduate with only the most suitable knowledge and practical skills. The specialisations offered are: Blind and vision impairment Deaf and hard of hearing Early childhood Emotional disturbance/behaviour problems General special education Sensory disabilities The blind and vision impairment specialisation will have you explore orientation and mobility for educators, research the curriculum and pedagogy for students with vision impairments and understand literacy and numeracy development. You will also study the theory and application of assistive technology, learn to work inclusively and collaboratively with individuals with a sensory disability, unveil the stages of child development and the foundations of vision impairment. The deaf and hard of hearing specialisation will have you studying the foundations of language and literacy in hearing and deaf children, the social and cultural contexts of deaf education, through to the science of speech and its development. You will also have the opportunity to study more targeted areas including the theoretical perspectives of sign language in education and how to use signed communication with young children and families. The early childhood specialisation provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, social and cultural drivers behind the education of young children with special needs. You will explore the theoretical and practical components of special education, from policy and administration in special education, teaching methods and techniques, through to developing an understanding of the contemporary issues in early childhood intervention and the social-emotional learning of children between 0-5 years of age. You will have the opportunity to specialise your studies in areas including communication intervention, education of students with learning difficulties and behaviour problems and understanding developmental disabilities. The emotional disturbance/behaviour problems specialisation will see you explore policy and administration issues, learn how to assess, program and intervene in behaviour problems and the teaching methods and techniques to educate students with behaviour problems. With only three compulsory courses, the sensory disabilities specialisation will have you explore features of inclusive and collaborative practice in early intervention and school-age programming for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or have low vision. You will also examine the nature of family and community influences on the development of children and those with sensory disability in particular. Further to this you will have a long list of courses to choose from to best tailor your qualification to suit your desired career objectives. Drawing on coursework from all areas in the Master of Special Education, the general special education specialisation touches on most of the speciality areas of special education. Admission Requirements Bachelor Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline, plus 2 years experience working in a relevant field OR Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant field OR Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Applied Linguistics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. [+]

Online Master's Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia. The Master of Applied Linguistics is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. The NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of this award as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, where they have also completed an accredited teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). For recognition in other states and territories, graduates should contact the Department of Education in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as an ESL teacher. Is it for you? Are you fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences? Do you want to learn and develop different techniques for teaching English as a second language? If you are looking to advance your career or move into the field of applied linguistics and have a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics could be the program for you. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to create theoretically motivated language teaching curricula and to improve your effectiveness as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language. Career Pathways The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Linguistics will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), academic research, language testing or language planning and policy. In an increasingly competitive global working environment, a comprehensive understanding of language can be your passport to success. There is increasing demand for experts in linguistics, both in Australia and overseas. With your high-level linguistics skills, your future career opportunities will be abundant as demand for educated linguists continues to increase. Graduates of the University of Newcastle program have pursued careers teaching at universities around the world. Admission Requirements The Master of Applied Linguistics is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: Linguistics, Education, English, Languages, Psychology and Speech Pathology. Relevant work experience is as a teacher of English as a second/foreign language. Bachelor Degree in a discipline area with 1 year relevant work experience OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area OR Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply Post-Admission Requirements Anaphylaxis Training (AXS) Working With Children Check (WWC) Child Protection Awareness Training (CPA) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governa [-]