Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

This masters degree is designed with curious, yet committed, practitioners in mind. Build skills and knowledge to advance your practice, as well as social and community change.

Grounded within a strong social justice framework, you will develop advanced skills and approaches in leadership, innovation, programme design implementation and evaluation so you can better innovate for social change.

This 180-point programme is flexibly designed to suit those working full-time or part-time in community, government, not-for-profit and social good sectors as well as graduates from a range of disciplines.

Programme structure

Research Masters 180 points

  • Two core courses (30 points total): Leadership  – Ethics and Actions (SOCCLEAD 700) and Leading Social Innovation (SOCCLEAD 701)
  • One or two elective courses (30 points total)
  • A Research Methods course (30 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)

This programme is designed for flexibility, to suit those working full-time or part-time.

It comprises the same core courses from the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership and a 30-point elective course (or two 15-point courses) to enable you to go deeper into your area of interest.

It then advances to include a research methods course and a 90-point research thesis project. The thesis project can be focused on a need or opportunity within your current organisation or community and gives you real-life, in-depth experience as you build strong research, investigative and evaluative abilities.

The elective courses of this programme can be selected from a range of courses offered by the faculties of Education and Social Work, Arts, Science, and Medical and Health Sciences. You will have the guidance and support of an experienced supervisor throughout your research.

View full list of elective courses

 

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

Further programme requirements

Research 180 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree with at least 60 points in social science subjects and have a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

Other pathways to study

If you don’t meet the GPA requirement you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership with a GPA of 5 or higher.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 180 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with courses in social science subjects comprising at least 15-20% of your degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken in your degree.

Other pathways to study

If you don’t meet the GPE requirement you can still gain entry by passing 60 points towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership with a GPA of 5 or higher.

How much does a Master of Social and Community Leadership cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$11,097 – $13,638.60*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

There are various career opportunities available based on prior experience, expertise and elective specialisation within the MSCL. Common themes include leadership, project management, research, evaluation, programme design, innovation and development, consultation, policy development, social change, community and health development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community facilitator and advocate
  • Facilitator/educator
  • Not-for-profit organisation leader
  • Policy analyst
  • Programme designer/project manager
  • Social and community programme/services manager or coordinator
  • Social innovator/consultant

Miranda Palmer is part of the first cohort for the new Master of Social and Community Leadership programme. She is also a youth worker with CanTeen.

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