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The newly-designed Master in Contemporary Family Studies is a three-year part-time evening course which seeks to attract both employees working in family services/practice - such as nurses, psychology assistants, social workers, teachers, and those in other caring professions - as well as potential researchers and policy makers in the area of contemporary family issues.
In terms of funding for this course, students can apply for scholarships or schemes such as Endeavour, Get Qualified and Master it! The knowledge and skills gained through this programme will enhance graduates' employability across various sectors both locally and abroad. Graduates of this programme may be employed in family-practice related areas such as schools, the health sector, and the Foundation for Social Welfare Services; or in academia, research and family policy development within Government, NGO or private sectors. Students may go on to apply for a PhD course with the Department upon successful completion of this course.
The new programme includes an internship at a family–related entity which provides an exciting opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills learnt, thus enhancing their employability. Internship hosts include Parliament, the Child Commissioner's Office, Foundation for Social Welfare Services, and the National Audit Office. The other programme study-units are: Contemporary Issues in Family Studies; Research Methods in Family Studies; Foundations in Family Policy; Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking inEnglish for Postgraduate Students; Assessment and Evaluation of Family Policy and Practice; Practical Application of Research Methods in Family Studies; and a Dissertation.
This Masters targets students with a second class undergraduate degree or better in the social sciences.