Master of Sexology

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course provides individuals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. Graduates should have a comprehensive knowledge of recent research examining the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality. It is anticipated that on completion of the program, graduates will be able to integrate this specialisation into their professional discipline, and be conversant with the key aspects of sexology as a public health issue. Complementary study in research methods is included.


The course contains core units plus options.


  • Sexology

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a recognised bachelor degree in a related health profession, such as medical, social work or welfare studies, theology, education, health promotion, health sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biological sciences or related disciplines. Applicant interviews will be conducted where required.


Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. which is affiliated to the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Graduates may apply for professional membership to obtain a specialist title e.g. Psychosexual Therapist and/or Sexuality Educator, through Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. if they meet the criteria and after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries differ.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at Graduate Certificate in Sexology; Graduate Diploma in Sexology are exit awards for this course.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $45,000
International: $74,800
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Curtin University course code: MC-SXLGY. This course provides individuals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. This course uses a range of tuition patterns, including online and face-to-face teaching. Graduates are required to attend designated Block Teaching weeks held on the Curtin University campus, Bentley during semester. Media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course. Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.

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