US Studies

 

Graduate Certificate in US Studies

Graduate Diploma in US Studies

Master of US Studies


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

DG028

Graduate Certificate in US Studies

DF032

Graduate Diploma in US Studies

DC054

Master of US Studies

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in US Studies
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in US Studies
(c)
the Master of US Studies
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may apply to progress to a longer course in this sequence, providing the candidate meets the admission requirements for that course. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 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 Graduate Certificate in US Studies requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification. Relevant, recent professional qualifications and experience may be assessed as suitable for admission by the Dean under the provision for exceptional circumstances outlined in the Coursework Rule.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the Graduate Certificate in US Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to candidature for the Master of US Studies requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in US Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 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 US Studies subject area.
(2)
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies are required to complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
18 credit points of core unit of study; and
(b)
6 credit points from elective units of study.
(3)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in US Studies are required to complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core unit of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from elective units of study.
(4)
Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core unit of study; and
(b)
24 credit points from elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a lower award from this sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the lower award have been met.
(2)
A candidate who has completed 24 credit points in the Master of US Studies with a WAM of at least 75% may apply for admission to candidature for the Master of Letters in US Studies.

8 Credit for previous study

A maximum of one unit of study may be credited towards the Graduate Certificate in US Studies and only if:
(a)
the study was completed prior to admission;
(b)
the study was through the University's Summer or Winter Schools or Centre for Continuing Education; and
(c)
it is for a unit of study being offered to candidates for the Graduate Certificate in US Studies.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.

 

Master of Letters in US Studies


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
DC067 Master of Letters in US Studies

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 an advanced learning master's 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 Master of Letters in US Studies requires the completion of 24 credit points of units of study in the Master of US Studies course with a WAM of 70-75%, or an equivalent qualification.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Letters in US Studies are set out in Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the US Studies subject area.
(2)
Candidates for the Master of Letters in US Studies are required to complete 72 credit points including:
(a)
the 48 credit points of units of study prescribed for the Master of US Studies and;
(b)
24 credit points of units of study comprising six credit points from core units and 18 credit points from elective units selected from the Table of Units for the US Studies subject area.

6 Course transfer

A candidate for the Master of Letters in US Studies may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the Master of US Studies, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of that award have been met.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.