Master of Social Research (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

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: completion of 36 units of compulsory courses, including research training in the form of a 20,000 word supervised research thesis (24 units). The remaining 60 units consist of courses selected from offered course lists, which can include a specialisation (24 units).


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

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.

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
  • Part-time : 4 years

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