Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2020 Semester Two – 20 July
Available locations
Epsom
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

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

The programme is grounded within a strong social justice framework. You will develop advanced skills and approaches in leadership, social innovation, programme design implementation and evaluation. These will help you to lead, innovate and evaluate 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): Innovation, Design and Evaluation (SOCCLEAD 706) and Leadership, Ethics, Systems (SOCCLEAD 703)*
  • 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 core courses from the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership, plus a research methods course and a 90-point research thesis project. The thesis project can be focused on a need or opportunity within the community or something relevant to your workplace. The project will give you real-life, in-depth experience as you build strong research, investigative and evaluative abilities. You will learn how to use research to increase and improve social and community leadership.

You will have the guidance and support of an experienced supervisor throughout your research.

* Subject to standard regulatory approval.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 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.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,545.60 – $9,274.80*
International students
NZ$32,392*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 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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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

Summer School 2020
1 December 2019
Semester One 2020
8 December 2019
Semester Two 2019
4 July 2020

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your study options please contact:

The Faculty of Education and Social Work Student Centre
Email
: education@auckland.ac.nz

Phone: 

09 623 8883 (within Auckland)

0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)

+64 9 373 7513 (overseas)

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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, social innovation and development, consultation, policy development, social change, community and health development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community and social organisation leader
  • Community developer and designer
  • Learning designer
  • Policy analyst
  • Programme designer/project manager
  • Social and community educator
  • Social and community facilitator/advocate
  • Social innovator/consultant

“The programme aligned with my job and organisation; it’s forward-thinking, community-minded and designed to better equip people to live their best lives."

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