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Master of Sexology

MSexol(Curtin) - MC-SXLGY

Health Sciences

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.

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.

Professional recognition

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for membership of the Australian Society of Sexuality Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT), which is a member of the World Association for Sexual Health. You may obtain a specialist title as a Sexuality Therapist, Sexuality Educator and/or Sexuality Researcher through ASSERT after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries differ.

Career opportunities

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.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 400

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Foundations of Public Health 3.0 25.0
Foundations of Sexology 4.0 25.0
Sexology Attitudes and Values 4.0 25.0
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sexology 40.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Culture and Contemporary Sexology 40.0 25.0
Health Research Methods 4.0 25.0
Introduction to Forensic Sexology 4.0 25.0
Sexological Practice 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Health Sciences Research Dissertation Prepartion 16.0 50.0
Public Health Practicum 4.0 25.0
Sexological Education 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Health Sciences Research Dissertation 16.0 50.0
Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Health Research 4.0 25.0
Sexology Challenges and Opportunities 4.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

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.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

Visit the Faculty of Health Sciences website for application deadlines.

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

Expected completion: 2 years

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.

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2015 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.
$21,400*

* 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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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2014 entry requirements:

This course is pending registration for International Onshore Students on Student Visas. Please contact the Curtin International Office to determine availability for International students.

Minimum English language entry requirements:

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

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

2 years full-time

Other 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.

Fees for 2014:

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

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

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

2 years full-time

Other 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.

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,000
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000
Total indicative course fee $65,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 074567D

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014