Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

Meet the growing demand for expertise in high-level social research methods with a degree from one of the world's leading centres for training in demography and social research. A Master of Social Research from the ANU Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences. The program's expert teaching staff are active practitioners who can draw upon their wealth of local and international experience, and their connections with government departments.


96 units of coursework. Students must complete 12 units of compulsory courses. A further 60 units of disciplinary coursework will be taken. Students can choose to take a specialisation (24 units) as part of the 60 units. The remaining 24 units are free electives and can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).


  • Social Research Practice
  • Statistics for Social Scientists
  • Qualitative Social Research
  • Quantitative Social Research
  • Culture and Development
  • Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Cognate disciplines Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Law (social fields: family, migration, education, health), Marketing, Media and Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $57,820
International: $88,940

Further information

The Advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

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