Department of Sociology


Sociology offers a range of options for postgraduate students intending to use sociology as a pathway to a higher research qualification or as a pathway to employment in government and social research. The Department has a thriving PhD and Masters by research program and a wide range of academic staff able to supervise doctoral research.

The Department also offers both Masters and Graduate Diploma-level degrees in applied social research and public policy, which are completed through coursework. The courses are especially useful for strengthening applied social research skills - both qualitative and quantitative - and understanding of Australian public and social policy.

Available postgraduate options:

Contact details:

For PhD and Masters by research inquiries, please contact:
Associate Professor Ellie Vasta

For Masters and Diplomas by coursework inquiries, please contact:
Dr Alison Leitch
Dr Peter Rogers

For general inquiries:
The Department of Sociology, Macquarie University
NSW 2109
Ph: (61 2) 9850 8078
Fax: (61 2) 9850 9355