Applied Social Research

The focus of the Applied Social Research 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, how to select and use methodological techniques and how to analyse data.

Postgraduate degrees
Master of Applied Social Research Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

A mix of either thesis or electives in conjunction with the core methodological topics equips students to master a range of critical analytical and operational skills in creating new knowledge in any field.The Master of Applied Social Research is designed for graduates seeking to develop a career path in organisations that undertake social research such as: government (federal, state, local) departments and authorities; health services;non-government organisations; research consulting.

Learn from the best 
Quality is evident in all aspects of our courses, from the standard of study materials to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field. Ranked among the best in the world, the Deakin Library service has set a benchmark for Australian universities.

Career and Industry
The Master of Applied Social Research is designed to equip graduates with practical and analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. It aims to develop holistic social researchers who are confident and competent in designing, conducting, interpreting and presenting research.

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