A postgraduate specialisation in English develops high level reading and skills of expression that are vital to successful communication. Candidates may study, for example, contemporary prose, literary journalism, professional and mass communication, and literary theory.
Master of Arts - Satisfactory completion of 8 units of study (48 credit points) (cp). A minimum 6 units of study in the subject area are required (36cp). Remaining units of study are chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator. Candidates electing to undertake a dissertation (12cp) prepare a research proposal and discuss their topic with the academic coordinator prior to enrolling.
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp). All units of study are completed from the list of approved units of study.
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Satisfactory completion of 4 units of study (24 credit points) (cp). All units of study are completed from the list of approved units of study.
Eligible candidates undertaking the degree of Master of Arts have the option of completing a dissertation on an approved topic over two units of study, normally undertaken over two semesters, with a value of 12 credit points, under the supervision of an academic staff member.
Sydney Master of Arts graduates hold an advanced learning qualification in their chosen specialisation that may qualify them for further study or research opportunities in the subject area, or enhance career opportunities with employers who value the outstanding analytical, communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills of humanities and social sciences postgraduates.
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