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About the School of Applied Media & Social Sciences

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The School of Applied Media & Social Sciences (SAMSS) is located on the beautiful Monash Gippsland Campus in the Latrobe Valley township of Churchill about 140km east of the University’s Clayton Campus.

Our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses allows our students to choose a program of study suited to their specific interests, needs and career goals. Course options range from broad, generalist degrees like the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences to more specifically vocational programs such as the Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling, and the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism). In addition we deliver the Diploma of Tertiary Studies – Monash’s highly successful pathway program for secondary school students wishing to study at university.

The School embraces the Monash University flexible learning culture by offering some of our academic programs at Berwick and Peninsula campuses and, because we are committed to offering the same academic opportunities to students who, for a variety of reasons, cannot participate at university as on-campus students, we also provide top quality distance education through the Monash Gippsland Off-Campus Learning Centre.

We invite you to explore our School through this website to find out more about SAMSS, our dynamic research areas and our flexible teaching programs.

For further information, please contact us.

Key School contacts:

Acting Head of School

Dr Susan Yell
Building 1E Room 220
+61 3 9902 6575
sue.yell@monash.edu

Deputy Head of School

Dr Andrew Gunstone
Building 1S Room 113
+61 3 990 26348
andrew.gunstone@monash.edu

Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Dr Beth Edmondson
Building 2W Room 265
+61 3 990 26388
beth.edmondson@monash.edu

Honours Coordinator

Dr Beth Edmondson
Building 2S Room 265
+61 3 990 26388
beth.edmondson@monash.edu

Graduate Studies Coordinator

Dr Andrew Gunstone
Building 1S Room 113
+61 3 990 26348
andrew.gunstone@monash.edu

Director of Research

Dr Andrew Gunstone
Building 1S Room 113
+61 3 990 26348
andrew.gunstone@monash.edu