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.
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.
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. 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. 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 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)|
|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.
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.
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 for Australian and New Zealand students
|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.
* 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)
Our graduates have established careers in many fields, including:
- sex therapy, education, consultancy and research
- child and elder protection
- sexual health policy development
- human rights
- cyber-safety training
- health promotion
- youth work
- medical and risk management
- forensic assessment.
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