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Deakin's Master of Applied Social Research has been designed in response to the needs of government and industry for specialist researchers with the capability to engage meaningfully and effectively with the communities they serve. It provides relevant training relating to the demand for high quality information in changing environments, including social policy, community settings, consultancies and private organisations.
The focus of the program is on building a comprehensive suite of skills and knowledge that can be applied to the social research context. Course content covers the stages of conceptualising and planning research (including ethical, cultural and theoretical dimensions), as well as the requisite skills and techniques to carry out qualitative and quantitative research (data collection, manipulation, analysis and dissemination). Students will examine conceptual and theoretical frameworks informing the research environment as a means to operate effectively within it.
The Master of Cultural Heritage (Honours) coursework degree extends the Master of Cultural Heritage course by adding a further 4 credit points involving research training, a minor thesis and a period of internship and/or international experience involving field work on a heritage site. The course also provides an avenue for students wishing to continue on to PhD candidature.
Communities and governments in the Asia-Pacific region are taking measures to protect their heritage before economic globalisation, rising land prices and insensitive planning decisions take their toll. This course provides an integrated approach for those working in government agencies, private corporations, community organisations and in private practice in a range of professions, who seek to develop a broader understanding of, and specialist skills in the cultural heritage industry.
This exciting new course draws from each of Deakin’s four faculties giving students a comprehensive exposure to the diversity of crime, security, policing and punishment.
Career opportunity examples: Job roles include criminology, policy development, intelligence, paralegal work, security services, sociology, and youth work within Australia or overseas. Graduates can look to work with state and federal police, government organisations and local councils.
The Bachelor of Criminology was introduced to the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus in Semester 1, 2007.
Course summary - A329
Melbourne Burwood Campus - Arabic, Chinese and Indonesian Off-Campus, Indonesian.
From 2011, The Diploma of Language can be undertaken as a stand-alone award, part-time over three years. It can also be undertaken concurrently with your principal degree, commencing in the first or second year of study. This will normally add an extra six months or one year to your studies.
Choosing from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), or Indonesian, the courses cater to all levels of language experience - those with no previous experience in the language, those who are non-background speakers with post-year 12 qualification or equivalent, and those who are background speakers.
All students have the opportunity to go overseas on an In-Country language program and gain credit toward their qualification.
Part time 1 year
Full time 1 year or part-time equivalent
Full time 1.5 years or part-time equivalent, Off-Campus study mode
The emphasis of this course is on the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance. Students gain an understanding and practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organisations and between different levels of government. Particular attention is given to the challenges posed by the normative requirements of democracy. Units in the course are designed to give students a solid background in politics and policy while also building their skills so that they are well trained, highly competent and confident graduates. The focus on democratic governance within contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change and globalisation distinguishes this course from traditional public policy studies which concentrate primarily on public sector management.
The Politics and Policy courses cover key issues, concepts and analysis required by professionals working in public policy. In addition to the core focus on democratic governance and accountability, you will be able to develop your skills in areas such as management, educational leadership, environment policy, health policy and human rights. Units of study are under constant review to be directly relevant to professional advancement.