Master of Sexology
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or partially online|
February or July
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
This course is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. You will examine recent research that deals with the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality, and you'll also study various research methods.
You will be provided with a comprehensive background on sexology, an in-depth review of sexual and reproductive health issues, an introduction to forensic sexology, an opportunity to explore sexology from cultural perspectives and training in sexological education.
You will study a variety of counselling models and therapeutic tools as they relate to various areas of sexology, including common sexual issues, difficulties and dysfunctions and their treatments in the context of various populations. Ethics in sexology are also highly prioritised.
You will undertake a supervised placement where you will be able to apply what you have learned in a professional setting. Additionally, you will review your attitudes and values in a sex-positive environment and learn how to effectively undertake your own research and analyse your findings.
Upon graduation, you should be able to integrate this specialisation into your professional discipline, and be conversant in the key aspects of sexology as a public health issue.
Media material of a sexually graphic nature is used in this course.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
A recognised degree in a related health profession such as medical, social work or welfare studies, theology, education, health promotion, health sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, or biological sciences.
You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
It is possible to complete the degree without relocating to Perth, but some compulsory units employ block teaching which requires you to attend on-campus workshops at the Bentley Campus for a period of one or two weeks.
The mid-year intake is part-time study only. This will extend the course duration.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2017||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$22,500*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for membership of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS), which is a member of the World Association for Sexual Health. You may obtain a specialist title as a Psychosexual Therapist, and/or Sexuality Educator from SAS after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries differ.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
After compleing this course, you will be well-placed to seek a career in many fields including sex therapy, sexuality education and consultancy, child and elder protection, sexual health policy development, human rights, disability, cyber-safety training, health promotion, youth work, academia, medical management, risk management, forensic assessment, sexual research and many others.
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