The Difference & Diversity specialisation focuses on the centrality of issues of difference and diversity – including race, ethnicity, disability, gender, class and sexuality – in contemporary issues and debates about relations of power and inequality.
This course is for local and international students who are already working or intend to work in professions dealing with culturally diverse clients and stakeholders. Its for people who would like to develop detailed knowledge and understanding of difference and diversity, and in-depth analytical and research skills to investigate the ways in which this difference is shaped by social categories of race, gender, disability, class, and religion.
Social science at Western
Students will develop theoretical knowledge and research skills that have practical application to their profession, whether it's policing, criminology, social work, policy analysis or research. Two of the subjects in this specialisation are core units that all students must complete. It is therefore possible to add two more elective units from this specialisation and graduate with a double major.
Some students will undertake this study for personal interest, others for professional development and career advancement. For some students it will be a next step towards undertaking a PhD.
This masters program is the only in one Australia that offers a specialisation in Difference and Diversity. It allows people from a wide range of professions to develop knowledge and skills that will impact their professional practice.
We live and work in a networked multicultural and diverse global world made up of multiple differences. Understanding the ways in which these differences shape our lives has profound implications for the development of social policy and for professional practice.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $24,280*
Delivery: On campus
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Graduates of this degree find career opportunities in areas including:
- Non-Government organisations
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text.
Policy Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
Researchers study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe the text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.