|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Political and Social Inquiry|
The focus of sociology is the study of human society. It involves the investigation of human groups, communities, institutions and organisations, and the networks of meaning and association which link individuals and groups to the broader social structure of society. Sociologists are also concerned with the analysis of policy, for example public health policy, and its impact on society and individuals. Sociologists have developed a range of research methods and techniques, and theoretical approaches, that can be applied to diverse issues and problems in social life. Coursework studies in sociology at Monash aim to provide the student with a broad range of relevant and widely applicable research skills and equip them for careers in social research, government, industry and the public service.
Research supervision is available in areas including:
The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry.
This course provides students who already have an honours degree in sociology or other related disciplines with the opportunity to expand, update and deepen their knowledge and understanding. Students may choose such a program for various reasons, including the desire to pursue their own intellectual interests, gain more specialised and detailed understanding of a particular area, acquire technical and applied skills and knowledge, or prepare themselves for a PhD and a career in research and teaching.
Students complete 24 points at fifth year level from:
Alternative units may be taken with the approval of the course coordinator.
Course coordinator: Dr Jo Lindsay
For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.