Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences


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Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
 MAEXMASC1000 Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is learning Professional Master Course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification;
(b)
A personal statement of no more than 500 words; and
(c)
A Curriculum Vitae focused on academic and professional achievments.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences are required to complete 96 credit points, including:
(a)
36 credit points from Professional Module units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from Applied Module units of study; and
(c)
48 credit points from Elective Module units of study. With the permission of the degree director a maximum of 12 credit points of Elective units of study can be taken from outside those listed in the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences unit of study table, including units offered outside the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

6 Recognition of Prior Learning

(1)
Waivers and credit may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
(2)
Credit may be granted for up to 50% of course requirements for relevant incomplete postgraduate qualifications.
(3)
Candidates offered direct admission to the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 48 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for bachelor's degree at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework with a major in the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law or as defined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 48 credit points for a qualification at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a discipline in the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law.
(c)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in the Social Sciences, Humanities or Law.
(4)
The maximum combined credit and reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.