US Studies

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Letters in US Studies
Master of US Studies
Graduate Diploma in US Studies
Graduate Certificate in US Studies

Candidates for the Master of Letters in US Studies are required to complete 72 credit points, including 30 credit points of core units of study, 24 credit points of elective units of study and 18 credit points selected from the additional electives available for the course.

Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of Core units of study and 24 credit points of Elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of Core units of study and 12 credit poitns of Elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of Core units of study and 6 credit points of Elective units of study.


Compulsory Core Unit of Study

Unit taught in intensive mode - March
USSC6901 Fundamentals of US Studies

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
USSC6902 US Politics: Presidency and Congress
USSC6906 US Constitution
USSC6907 American Exceptionalism

Semester 2
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
USSC6916 Research Essay in US Studies
USSC6919 American Film & Hollywood
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
MECO6906 Literary Journalism: History and Theory
EDPK5003 Developing a Research Project
MKTG6013 International Global Marketing
FINC6013 International Business Finance
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship

Semester 2
USSC6905 US Economic Policy and Regulation
USSC6916 Research Essay in US Studies
USSC6917 The American City
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
EDPK5003 Developing a Research Project
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
MKTG6013 International Global Marketing
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6008 Population and Security
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management

Winter School
USSC6920 US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology

Additional Electives available for Master of Letters in US Studies

Available in semesters 1 and 2
USSC6201 Treatise Part 1
USSC6202 Treatise Part 2
USSC6203 Treatise Part 3
USSC6204 Internship (12 credit points)
USSC6205 Internship Project
USSC6207 Exchange 1
USSC6208 Exchange 2
USSC6209 Exchange 3
USSC6210 Exchange 4


Master of Letters in US Studies
Master of US Studies
Graduate Diploma in US Studies
Graduate Certificate in US Studies

Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of core elective units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of core elective units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of core elective units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Master of Letters in US Studies are required to complete 72 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study, 18 credit points of core elective units of study, 30 credit points of elective units of study and 18 credit points selected from the additional electives available for the course.

Core Unit of Study
Unit taught in intensive mode - March
USSC6901 Fundamentals of US Studies

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
USSC6906 US Constitution
USSC6907 American Exceptionalism
USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture

Semester 2
USSC6902 US Politics: Competing Centres of Power
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Elective Units of Study
Elective units from the US Studies Centre
Semester 1
USSC6909 The Anti-American Tradition
USSC6916 Research Essay in US Studies
USSC6919 American Film & Hollywood

Semester 2
USSC6905 US Economic Policy and Regulation
USSC6916 Research Essay in US Studies
USSC6917 The American City

Winter School
USSC6920 US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology

Elective units from other departments
Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CISS6008 Population and Security
MECO6906 Literary Journalism: History and Theory
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
EDPK5003 Developing a Research Project
FINC6013 International Business Finance
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
MKTG6013 International and Global Marketing

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
EDPK5003 Developing a Research Project
IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
MKTG6013 International and Global Marketing

Additional Electives available for Master of Letters in US Studies
Available in semesters 1 and 2
USSC6201 Treatise Part 1
USSC6202 Treatise Part 2
USSC6203 Treatise Part 3
USSC6204 Internship (12 credit points)
USSC6205 Internship Project
USSC6207 Exchange 1
USSC6208 Exchange 2
USSC6209 Exchange 3
USSC6210 Exchange 4