Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) - Aspire Beyond

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The Sydney advantage

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Australia’s first faculty for the humanities, draws from more than 160 years of history. The faculty’s long tradition of excellence is matched by its innovation, reflected in five schools for teaching and research:

As a student of the EMASS, you will have the opportunity to draw upon the expertise of each of these schools.


Unique Cross-Disciplinary Program

What makes the EMASS different is that it’s one of the world’s only cross-disciplinary executive leadership master’s qualifications in humanities and social sciences.

It enables you to engage across all disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and permits you to add units from a selection of faculties at the University of Sydney, including the:

The capacity to study units across a variety of select faculties is a world first for a master’s by coursework degree in humanities and social sciences, a feature that benefits students from all academic and professional backgrounds.


Dedicated Internship

The EMASS internship is a project-based industry placement of 20 days minimum in an appropriate organisation in Sydney, elsewhere in Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on concepts learned during the coursework component, foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills (including strategic skills) and greatly enhance students’ employment prospects. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution.