Courses & Details

Program Code 11233
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 032756B
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
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Description

This program is available for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Master of Social Change and Development (Program code 12353). The program is designed to provide students who wish to pursue a career with government agencies, non government organisations (NGOs) and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve their effectiveness as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators, or managers. As Australia engages more and more with developing countries in the region, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations. While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The program aims to equip professionals with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge, which can meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment. The Master of Social Change and Development is available in the following areas of interest. -Generic -Aboriginal Studies -International and Development Economics -Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development -Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building.

Why study with us?

The University of Newcastle now has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this high-quality postgraduate coursework program, the Master of Social Change and Development. The program has been in operation for eight years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students from Australia and the world. Students who have successfully completed this program report very high levels of satisfaction in terms of the quality of the course, and the enhanced employment opportunities it offers upon graduation. International students find Newcastle a very safe and friendly environment for their University studies.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Credit Transfer

Students who have completed relevant studies may apply for up to 40 units of credit towards the Master of Social Change and Development.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development Not currently offered 10 units

Aboriginal Studies

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6006 Switching Black Power back on in Indigenous Learning Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global Perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6353 Leading and Managing Educational Change Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6670 Social Change and Development Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
SOCA6690 Rural Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Food Security and Sustainable Rural Dev.

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6690 Rural Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Key Topics: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Key Topics) - up to 30 units may be chosen.

Code Name Availability Units
ECON6430 Issues in Developing Economies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Specialist Studies: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Specialist Studies) - up to 30 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ECON6440 Economic Planning and Project Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
ECON6450 Applied Policy Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global Perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6500 Business and the Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GECO6400 Macroeconomics Policy in Asia Pacific Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6420 International Trade and Investment Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6055 International Human Resource Management Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6070 Principles of Leadership Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6100 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
SOCA6120 Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6440 Supervised Reading 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6670 Social Change and Development Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Org. Leadership and Capacity Building

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Key Topics: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Key Topics) - up to 30 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ECON6430 Issues in Developing Economies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Specialist Studies: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Specialist Studies) - up to 30 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ECON6440 Economic Planning and Project Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
ECON6450 Applied Policy Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global Perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6500 Business and the Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GECO6400 Macroeconomics Policy in Asia Pacific Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6420 International Trade and Investment Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6055 International Human Resource Management Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6070 Principles of Leadership Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6100 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
SOCA6120 Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6440 Supervised Reading 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6670 Social Change and Development Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
SOCA6690 Rural Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

International and Development Economics

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
ECON6430 Issues in Developing Economies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Key Topics: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Key Topics) - up to 40 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ECON6440 Economic Planning and Project Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
ECON6450 Applied Policy Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6400 Macroeconomics Policy in Asia Pacific Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6420 International Trade and Investment Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6470 Money and Banking Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6410 Economics of Competitive Advantage Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Specialist Studies: Choose 10 units from Directed Courses (Specialist Studies) - up to 30 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6006 Employment Relations in Globalised Economies Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6008 Global Business Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6060 Strategic Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6120 Managing Organisational Change Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6145 International Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6481 International Business Strategy Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6440 Supervised Reading 1 Not currently offered 10 units

Generic Specialisation

Directed Key Topics: Choose 20 units from Directed Courses (Key Topics) - up to 30 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ECON6430 Issues in Developing Economies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Specialist Studies: Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (Specialist Studies) - up to 50 units may be chosen..

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Aboriginal Education 1st World Policy / Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ECON6440 Economic Planning and Project Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
ECON6450 Applied Policy Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6260 Education and International Development: Global Perspectives Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6500 Business and the Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GECO6400 Macroeconomics Policy in Asia Pacific Not currently offered 10 units
GECO6420 International Trade and Investment Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6055 International Human Resource Management Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6070 Principles of Leadership Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6100 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct) 10 units
SOCA6120 Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6440 Supervised Reading 1 Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6670 Social Change and Development Research Project Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
SOCA6690 Rural Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture for Community Development Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
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