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The Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) - Register Your Interest



7 August 2014

Excellence in leadership combined with a humanities and social sciences mindset - the dual objective of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ new Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS).

In a first for Australia’s most outstanding humanities and social sciences faculty, EMASS will offer students the ability to tailor their study pathway to suit their academic and professional goals, drawing not only on subjects within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences but those offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work, The Faculty of Engineering and IT, the Faculty of Science and the Sydney Law School.

“EMASS will be one of the world’s only cross-disciplinary executive leadership masters qualifications in humanities and social sciences,” said the Dean, Professor Duncan Ivison.

“It is intended to be an innovative and cutting-edge program designed for those who aspire to professional leadership roles, who display executive potential and who would like to combine this aspiration with their interests in the arts and humanities.

“It will offer students an enriching tertiary experience and equip them with a highly transferable and flexible skills-set.”

EMASS meets the needs of people in a variety of careers or industries, whether in administration, teaching, government policy, or project management.

It is a qualification with a strong emphasis on public policy analysis, cultural awareness and sensitivity, ethical reasoning and critical analysis, together with a focus on problem solving, leadership, legal strategy and communication.

“EMASS allows for maximum flexibility to appeal to both personal interest and professional development needs, including opportunities for industry placement experiences either in the student’s current workplace or desired industry,” said Program Director, Dr Mark Melatos.

“Within EMASS, students will be free to create their own study pathways tailored to their own particular disciplinary interests and professional circumstances.

“For instance, you may like to consider a public and social policy leadership pathway, where you can complement units in economic, social and public policy with units in sustainability and social marketing.

“Alternatively, you can assemble your subjects under a culture and change management pathway, adding specialist units in organisational communication, labour law, economics and public governance.

“In short, EMASS can be tailored to meet your own individual goals and objectives.”

EMASS comprises elective, professional and applied modules. The elective module delivers disciplinary knowledge. The professional module delivers professional development skills. The applied module incorporates the core project management unit as well as the capstone internship or group project experience.

It will take between one to two years to complete EMASS full-time and up to six years part-time and will be open to domestic and international applicants alike.

EMASS was officially launched at the University of Sydney Open Day on Saturday, 30 August 2014.

However, if you would like to receive further details on course structure and content, application procedure and admission requirements, please complete the EMASS Register Your Interest Form.

Alternatively, if you would like to request more information by telephone or via online enquiry:

Domestic Applicants

T: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
E: http://sydney.edu.au/ask-domestic

International Applicants

T: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)
E: http://sydney.edu.au/ask-international

Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) - New for 2015
Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) - New for 2015


Contact: Greg Sherington

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