Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

Students complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 18 credit points of applied module units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study, and
(c) a maximum of 72 credit points of elective module units of study.
(i) with the permission of the degree director a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units 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 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Applied module units

FASS5001
Innovation: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 2
PHIL6251
Ethics and Leadership

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
PMGT5872
People and Leadership
6    N PMGT6872
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST5905
Identity Place and Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2

Capstone units

FASS7003
Group Project
6    P 48 credit points of units

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7006
Dissertation 1
6    P 24 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7007
Dissertation 2
6    P FASS7006
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7004
Industry Internship
6    P 48 credit points of units
N FASS7003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective module units

ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5040
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    N ECON5003
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6101
Core Concepts in Political Economy
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPA5011
Organisational Culture and Change
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
ENGG5812
Project Delivery Approaches
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6102
Approaches to Critical Reading
6      Semester 1
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
The Politics of Policy Making
6      Semester 2
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
MECO6927
Organisational Communication
6      Semester 2
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    N WORK6026
Semester 2
PMGT5891
Project Risk Management
6    N PMGT6891
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT6872
Project Leadership and Communications
6    N PMGT5872
Semester 1
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1
ANHS6901
Ancient Rome: Space and Power

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

May be taken concurrently with ANHS6902.
Intensive January
ARHT5902
Art Writing
6      Semester 2
ARHT5908
The Business of Art
6      Semester 1
ARHT6914
Art and Curatorship
6      Semester 2
ARHT6920
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must also enrol in ARHT6921 the following semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT6921
Dissertation Part 2
6    P ARHT6920
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT6930
Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
6      Semester 2
ARHT6935
The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future
6      Semester 1
ARIN6902
Internet Cultures and Governance
6      Semester 1
ARIN6912
Digital Research and Publishing

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
ASNS6905
Asian Popular Culture
6      Semester 2
ASNS6908
Media Industries in East Asia
6      Semester 1
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend intensives on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6      Semester 1
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    N GOVT6154
Semester 1
CISS6015
Alliances and Coalition Warfare

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
CISS6019
War and Strategy
6      Semester 2
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6    N SSCP6900


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
ECOP6108
Economic Management for Sustainability
6      Semester 1
ECOP6130
Human Rights and International Development
6    N SCLG6912


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
ECOP6901
Finance and Economic Change

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
EDPB5002
Globalisation and Education
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPB6013
Internationalisation of Education
6      Semester 1
EDPC5024
Systems, Change and Learning
6      Semester 2
EDPE5002
Human Development in Context
6      Semester 2
EDPE5011
Motivation for Learning
6      Semester 1
EDPE6013
Learning and Teaching Thinking Skills
6      Semester 2
EDPE6016
Adult Learning and Development
6      Semester 1
ENGL6107
Sentiment and Sensation

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
ENGL6108
Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
ENGL6115
Reading Suburbia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
ENGL6929
Dissertation Part 1
6    N ENGL6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6930
Dissertation Part 2
6    P ENGL6929
N ENGL6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGL6937
Literary Movements
6      Semester 2
ENGL6985
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
6      Semester 2
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6108
Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6147
Foundations of International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT6159
Emotions, Agenda Setting, and Public Policy
6      Semester 1
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6314
Terrorism and International Security

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6336
Media Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
HRTD6901
Human Rights and the Human Rights System
6      Semester 1
HRTD6903
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
6      Semester 2
HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N PHIL7607
Semester 2
IDEA9103
Design Programming
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9105
Interface Design
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IDEA9106
Design Thinking
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
LAWS6001
Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
12    A undergraduate law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction or LAWS6252
N LAWS6857 or LAWS3014 or LAWS3068 or LAWS5368

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is not available to students who have completed a law degree in the People's Republic of China. Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit conditional on (i) students must write an essay that focuses on a development topic and (ii) that topic being pre-approved by the Unit Coordinator. Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive December
LAWS6039
Discrimination in the Workplace
6   

MLLR students may enrol in this unit before completing LAWS6071 Labour Law, but must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before undertaking the environmental law units. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6059
International Business Law
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.
N LAWS3438 or LAWS5138


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6071
Labour Law
6    A MLLR students must either have a law degree or completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System (core) as well as this unit before undertaking the labour law elective units
N LAWS5146


The unit is compulsory for students enrolled in the MLLR. However, the requirement to take this unit may be waived upon application to the Program Coordinator if the student can demonstrate proficiency in the unit objectives gained through completing a recent undergraduate law unit in labour law or work experience. Credit will not be granted for WORK6116 Employment and the Law and completion of this unit will not be sufficient to obtain an exemption from this MLLR compulsory unit. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6128
Comparative International Taxation
6    A It is assumed that students undertaking this unit have successfully completed an undergraduate/postgraduate unit of study in tax law.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    N GOVT6117


Available to MLLR students who commenced after Jan 2015. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Semester 2
LAWS6167
International Law II
6    A LAWS6243


Compulsory core unit for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who commenced prior to 1 January 2019. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6198
Refugee Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6218
International Humanitarian Law
6    N LAWS3483 or LAWS5183


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    N LAWS1023 or LAWS5005


This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
Semester 2
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139 or LAWS6042 or LAWS6113 or LAWS6984 or LAWS3447 or LAWS5147


Core unit for MALP students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6308
Philosophy of Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive August
LAWS6825
Introduction to Australian Business Tax
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive March
Intensive September
LAWS6827
Legal Responsibility and Philosophy of Mind

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
LAWS6846
Human Rights and the Global Economy
6    N LAWS5178 or LAWS3478


Master of Law and International Development students may undertake this unit as an elective or capstone unit. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive November
LAWS6852
Doing Business in China
6    A Students who do not hold a law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.


Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive September
LAWS6920
Global Health Law
6   

Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive July
LAWS6928
Law, Justice and Development
6    N LAWS3478 or LAWS5178


This unit is compulsory for MLawIntDev students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-visitors.html.
Intensive June
LAWS6974
Development, Law and Human Rights
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students cannot enrol directly into this unit in Sydney Student. Enrolment instructions will be provided upon successful registration. See https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/4533/pages/experiential-learning-offshore-study. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php.
Intensive February
LNGS7002
Language, Society and Power
6      Semester 1
LNGS7109
Language and Identity
6      Semester 1
LNGS7274
Media Discourse

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
MECO6912
Political Public Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6913
Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere
6      Semester 2
MECO6916
Editing and Proofreading
6      Semester 1
MECO6930
Publication Design
6      Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6934
Social Issues Marketing
6      Semester 2
MECO6938
The Interview
6      Semester 1a
MHST6901
Museum and Heritage: History and Theory
6    N MUSM7033
Semester 1
PACS6901
United Nations, Peace and Security
6      Semester 1
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6    N SCWK6930
Semester 1
PACS6914
Conflict-Resolving Media
6    N SCWK6935
Intensive August
PACS6915
Human Rights, Peace and Justice

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N SCWK6941
Semester 2
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Intensive April
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Semester 2
PMGT5898
Complex Project Leadership
6    N WORK6130
Semester 1
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6    N SCWK6901


This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 1
SCLG6902
Ethics of Social Research

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October
SUST5006
Sustainability: Business and Leadership
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Semester 1
WMST6902
Arguing the Point
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1