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Postgraduate

Master of Sexology

MSexol(Curtin) - MC-SXLGY Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake 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.

In this course 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.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Diploma in Sexology once you have completed certain units.

Please note: Media material of a sexually graphic nature is used in this course.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A recognised degree in a relevant health area such as medical studies; education and theology; health promotion and health sciences; psychology, social work and welfare studies; sociology and anthropology; biological sciences or related disciplines.

All applicants will be required to provide supplementary information with their application.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Notes

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.
July intake is not available to international students.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 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.

*These fees are a guide only. They are based on a first year full-time study load. How much you'll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Some courses require additional study to be completed and in this case, the total course fee will be higher than that shown. The total cost will also depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete). Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees.

These fees do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. Visit our other fees and charges page for more information about this.

For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit the fee basics webpage or the Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

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. 

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

After completing 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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