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2013 Master of Arts(R8C)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Introduction

A Master of Arts research degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a specialist field. The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of traditionally circa 50-60,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English.
Masters degrees in the Faculty of Arts are available in all Schools in the Faculty, across many wide ranging discipline areas:

  • Aboriginal studies
  • International relations
  • Ancient civilisations
  • Japanese
  • Asian languages and studies
  • Journalism
  • Asian religions
  • Media
  • English communication
  • European studies
  • Political science
  • French
  • Performing arts
  • German
  • Public policy
  • Gender studies
  • Social work
  • Government
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Philosophy

The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in these disciplines is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.

The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.

All candidates for a Masters degree are also required to enrol concurrently in two units in the Graduate Certificate of Research.

Currently there are no fees for domestic candidates as they are provided with a Commonwealth Research Training Scheme place. Fees for international candidates are here.

To apply, see Graduate Research: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply for application information.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have:

  • an honours degree with at least second class lower standard; or
  • a masters degree with a minimum research component (eg a thesis); or
  • substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work.

International applicants must also meet the University's English language requirements for admission: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply/admission-requirements

Course Objectives

Graduates will fulfil the skill requirements in the Australian Qualification Framework for this degree and the University of Tasmania expects all graduates of a Master of Science to meet its Generic Attributes

Career Outcomes

A Master of Arts degree can provide entry to a doctoral program at a university, and graduates are also highly sought after for positions across the spectrum of available careers. Master of Arts graduates take up roles in areas such as education, management, journalism, public policy, human resources, marketing and criminology.


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