Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

Study Area

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study Level



RMIT University



Course Detail


Melbourne City

Intake Time


Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

This research degree develops advanced research principles, methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the social sciences by completing a thesis or research project. Your challenge will be not just to generate new knowledge but also to investigate how this knowledge can inform action. Individually supervised research programs are available in three key areas: the social, the urban and the global. RMIT University has particular expertise in the fields of: urban planning and housing studies sustainability criminology globalisation and cultural studies sociology international development and relations community development social and public policy social work. Through the program you’ll experience and nurture industry partnerships and collaborate with other researchers while gaining creative, technical and communication skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts.


Average Score

at least 60%


6.5 (6.0)

Background Requirements


RMIT University

Institute Ranking

#223 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #15 in Australia

Program Ranking