Master of Social Science - Global, Urban and Social Studies (By Research)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

This research degree develops advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences by completing a thesis or research project.Your challenge will be not just to generate new knowledge but also to investigate how this knowledge can inform action.Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global.


  • Social science
  • Social work, Urban and Social Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year
  • Orevidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study pathways

A PhD course is also available in this area.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City International: $63,360 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

The master program will develop and extend students' professional knowledge, enhance their career prospects in their current field, provide access to networking and opportunities for study-based work improvements and strengthen the quality of their promotion applications.

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