US Studies

Coursework

Our US Studies program equips you with a critical understanding of, and an international perspective on, American politics, foreign policy, economics, law, media, culture and society. Courses at master's degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate level include studies in US politics, the key issues in American culture, American film and US foreign and national security policy.

Contact
Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
Director of Teaching and Learning & Associate Professor in American Politics
Phone: + 61 2 9036 09206
Email:

Awards and Requirements

Graduate Certificate in US Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study
  • 12 credit points from core elective units of study
  • 6 credit points from elective units of study

Graduate Diploma in US Studies
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study
  • 18 credit points from core elective units of study
  • 24 credit points from core or elective units of study

Master of US Studies
Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 96 credit points, including:

  • 6 credit points of core units of study
  • 18 credit points from core elective units of study
  • 72 credit points from elective units of study
  • 24 credit points from capstone units of study

Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1.5 years 72
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline 1 year 48


Candidates in the coursework program may choose to plan their study along pathways. Please consult the director for advice about your individual study plan.

Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy