Social Science Postgraduate Courses

The School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University believes that studying social life, community and organisations can 'make a difference' in the world.

Our staff are actively involved in studying relevant topics in the applied social sciences – topics such as ageing, the use of alcohol and other drugs, empowerment in the workplace, personality, therapies, equity and access, tourism management and urban management, among others.

There is a strong emphasis on our students moving beyond the University and working on projects with people in the community and workplace.

Our Social Sciences programs also boast:

  • leading academics
  • acclaimed research centres
  • exciting career options
  • a balance of theory and practical field studies
  • research opportunities

If you have an enquiring mind, and a burning desire to make a difference then our Social Sciences programs are for you.

Social Science Course List:

Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents can apply directly to Western for all of these courses. International applicants should apply through Western Sydney International.

Master of Social Science Parramatta CBD 2F / 4P
Master of Social Science (Religion and Society) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Social Science (Development, Security and Sustainability) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Social Science (Difference and Diversity) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Social Science (Digital Research and Social Data Analytics) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Social Science (International Criminology) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Graduate Diploma in Social Science Parramatta 1F / 2P
Graduate Certificate in Social Science Parramatta CBD 0.5F / 1P
Master of Education (Social Ecology) Penrith 2-3P
Master of Education (STEM) Online 1-1.5 F / 2-3P
Master of Planning Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Social Work (Qualifying) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Master of Urban Management and Planning Parramatta City 1F / 2P
Graduate Diploma in Urban Management and Planning Parramatta City 1F / 2P
Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Planning Parramatta City 1F / 2P

Key: F = Full Time; P = Part Time

Research Course List:

The table below lists courses offered by the Graduate Research School.

Master of Research Parramatta 2F / 4P
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 3F / 6P

Key: F = Full Time; P = Part Time