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Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

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Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences

Why study with us?

  • #15 in the world

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is ranked 15th in the world for arts and humanities by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

  • No. 1 in Australia

    The University is ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017.

Overview

The Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences is an innovative, cutting-edge program designed for those who aspire to professional leadership roles, display executive potential and who would like to combine their professional aspirations with an interest in the arts and social sciences.

This course has a strong emphasis on public policy analysis, cultural awareness and sensitivity, ethical reasoning and critical analysis which, together with a focus on problem solving, leadership, legal strategy and communication, equips you with a highly transferable and flexible skillset.

Why study with us?

At the University of Sydney, we offer one of the world's only cross-disciplinary executive leadership master's qualifications in arts and social sciences. Take the opportunity to tailor your course by combining our comprehensive arts and social sciences curriculum with specialised coursework in other disciplines and faculties including Business, Law, Education and Science.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

A key feature of the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS) is the capacity for you to tailor the qualification to meet your academic and professional needs.

You can find a selection of pathways listed under disciplinary themes that illustrates how you can tailor your EMASS journey on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.

Candidates for the EMASS are required to complete 96 credit points, including:

  • 36 credit points from Professional Module units of study; and
  • 12 credit points from Applied Module units of study; and
  • 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 EMASS unit of study table, including units offered outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (2 years full-time) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a with a 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

In addition, all candidates must supply:

  • a personal statement of no more than 500 words; and
  • a Curriculum Vitae focused on academic and professional achievements.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have completed previous studies in a related area or have relevant work experience, you can reduce the length of you studies or receive credit based on the Recognition of Prior Learning criteria below:

Admission to candidature for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (1.5 years full-time) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law with a minimum credit (65%) average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate.

Admission to candidature for the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (1 year full-time) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with honours in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

Graduate opportunities

The Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences opens up opportunities in leadership in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors; for example, at internationally focused firms and organisations or in government departments and other policy-making institutions.

Typical roles might include leading the design and implementation of policy, managing communication and legal strategy, leading the restructure of an organisation and redefining its culture. In short, the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences graduate is uniquely positioned to contribute sensitive, broad-minded leadership to any strategic decision-making role.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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