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MC-SXLPR

Master of Sexology (Professional)

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Acquire specialist knowledge and examine research on human sexuality.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Sexology (Professional)
  • Duration
    1 year, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
    300
  • CRICOS
    107629G
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Master of Sexology (Professional) at Curtin?

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Outline

Outline

This course provides specialist knowledge and skills in sexology. You will examine research on the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality, and study different research methods. Ethics in sexology are also highly prioritised.

You’ll study many of the same units as the graduate certificate and graduate diploma. You will develop a variety of intrapersonal, interpersonal and professional skills to support you work in sexology. This includes specific skills related to sexual health education and counselling. Common sexual issues and difficulties will also be addressed.

After studying these units, you will undertake a supervised placement (approximately 100 hours) where you can apply your learnings in a professional setting, as well as a capstone unit where you’ll work on an industry project such as a program plan, policy analysis or health impact assessment.

When you graduate, you’ll be conversant in the key aspects of sexology as a public health issue and be able to seamlessly integrate your learning into your professional discipline.

Note: media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course information.

Career information

Industries

  • Sex therapy
  • Human rights
  • Disability
  • Health promotion
  • Youth work
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Allied health
  • Research

What you'll learn

  • apply sexological and relevant public health knowledge to protect, maintain and restore the health of communities
  • synthesise and evaluate available evidence to inform decision making in the pursuit of innovative solutions in sexological public health settings
  • locate, extract, interpret and assess relevant information from a range of sources and use it to support academic debate about and practical solutions to sexological issues
  • communicate effectively with community members to promote understanding of sexological issues and disseminate sexological research to academic and professional audiences
  • embrace appropriate technologies to enhance the production and dissemination of sexological knowledge and practice
  • demonstrate an advanced level of independent and self-directed learning to enhance individual and collective professional development in the field of sexology
  • incorporate international best practice into sexological public health practice
  • demonstrate respect for human sexual rights and cultural diversity in relation to sexual attitudes, values and practices
  • work independently as a researcher and practitioner and function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary or community team; collect and manage information ethically and apply ethical reasoning to sexological issues and practice

Professional recognition

Graduates may 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 or sexuality educator from SAS after completing the supervision requirements. The requirements to use these titles in other countries may differ.

Note: This course is not accredited by a counselling or psychology body. Students who are interested in working in these areas should complete a course recognised by peak bodies such as the Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants require a recognised bachelor degree in a related health profession, such as medical, social work or welfare studies, theology, education, health promotion, health sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biological sciences or related disciplines. Applicant interviews will be conducted where required. Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Sexology (MC-SXLPR) at Curtin.

Please note: due to unit prerequisites, if you commence this course in Semester 2, you will only be able to enrol into one unit.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

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

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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