Arts and Social Sciences (Postgraduate) Handbook 2018

Using this handbook

The handbook provides you with the rules and requirements of your degree and its components – core and elective units, specialisations, and capstone units. It should be read in conjunction with the advice found in your Sydney Student Unit of study selection screens. While online systems will help ensure you meet these rules and requirements, it is also expected that you are familiar with these so you can make informed enrolment decisions accordingly.

Under Coursework you will find the resolutions of each of the degrees the Faculty offers. The resolutions are the formal rules and requirements of your degree, which you will need to comply with in order to graduate.

Some resolutions may change from year to year, but in general you’ll continue under the resolutions in place at the time you commenced your degree. You can view earlier handbooks to see the resolutions that were in place when you commenced in the handbook archive.

Under Areas of Study you’ll find a description of each degree, as well as the rules and requirements for the appropriate Masters, Diploma and Certificate level qualifications.

You’ll also find the Unit of Study table, which tells you which units make up a degree as well as Unit of Study descriptions relevant to that subject area. The unit of study descriptions give you an overview of a unit’s content, teaching hours and assessments.

Streams are specific entry pathways into a degree and come with their own requirements and enrolment patterns. If you’re enrolled into a stream, you’ll find the requirements listed here, including for the embedded programs of study.

The Resolutions of the Faculty under Course Rules are rules that apply to all courses and students. Regardless of which course you are studying you should be aware of the resolutions, in particular those that cover:

  • Enrolment restrictions
  • Credit
  • Late work penalties
  • Attendance requirements