Master of Arts (Specialisation) (R7W)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
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Course rules
Current students
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Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS:
Current students
View 2016 information
This course is not currrently available for admission

The Master of Arts (Specialisation) is designed to enable graduates to undertake advanced postgraduate coursework study in one of a range of Humanities specialisations. Graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning.

This on-campus, 2 years full-time (or, up to 5 consecutive years part-time) course is available at Hobart and/or Launceston (not all specialisations are available on both campuses). Some units will be available by off-campus study, but not in sufficient numbers at this stage to complete the degree in this mode.

The following specialisations are available within the MArts(Spec):

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical and Medieval Studies
  • English {Creative Writing*}
  • English
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese

Students may also undertake a program combining two of the above specialisations.

*English {Creative Writing} may also be offered in Cradle Coast Campus, subject to sufficient numbers of students.

Course rules and specifications are applicable to a students commencing year.

Master of Arts (Specialisation) (R7W)

It is intended that, upon completion of this course, students will:

1. Graduates at this level will have advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

2. Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently:

  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  • research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
  • interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

3. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Career outcomes

In Australia and around the world, employers are increasingly seeking graduates who can speak and write clearly; who are computer literate and understand how to use technology; who know about other countries, cultures and societies; who can solve problems creatively; and who have developed that flexibility of thought which technical and vocational training rarely encourages. Arts graduates find jobs in, for example, advertising, journalism, the arts, diplomacy, interpreting and tourism, management and administration, and research and publishing.

Course structure

Students undertaking the Master of Arts (Specialisation) are required to complete coursework units totalling 150% plus a research thesis weighted, in total, at 50%. Coursework units are to be taken from the relevant specialisation schedule.

Students may combine two of the programs by taking 75% of coursework units from each to a total of 150% PLUS a 25% Research Project/Thesis unit from each totalling 50%. Joint programs consist of such combinations of the disciplines listed in the schedule as Faculty may from time to time approve. A candidate may not enrol in a joint honours course unless permitted to do so by the Faculty on the recommendation of the program directors of the two programs concerned.

Candidates must either have passed the prerequisite units prescribed in the schedule for both the proposed disciplines or have otherwise satisfied the program directors of the two programs concerned that they are sufficiently qualified to undertake the joint program.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2014 For students who commenced prior to 2014, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2013 should refer to the 2013 Handbook.

Asian Studies

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below: *

This unit aims to give students an insight into some of the important and contentious issues emerging in contemporary China. No previous study of China or Chinese language is required as the background and historical introduction necessary for making meaning…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit engages with key debates within Asian Studies by a close reading of 8 main texts.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics can include gender issues in contemporary Japan, nationalism in contemporary Japan, and minority groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Requires students to read excerpts in the original Japanese from a selection of Japanese material by contemporary Japanese writers.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces students to relevant concepts and issues of Japanese Linguistics. The unit also includes a contrastive study of Japanese and English with particular emphasis on selected areas of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of the Guided Reading seminar is to expose students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Chinese studies. The texts chosen may or may not be relevant to your thesis topic, but…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Exposes students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Indonesian scholarship since Independence. The texts chosen may be relevant to students' theses topics, and may also be useful in helping them decide on an…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit consists of a 4 week placement in a non-government organisation or equivalent in Asia. (Australian based placements in NGOs working on Asian issues will also be considered). Students will extend and build on the knowledge, skills and capabilities…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS thesis units totalling 50 points which are undertaken following completion of coursework units.

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 12,500--15,000 words. Guidance will be provided in a short series of workshops at the beginning of the unit and through supervision…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 12,500--15,000 words. Guidance will be provided in a short series of workshops at the beginning of the unit and through supervision…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 2 5points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Chinese

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below:  *

This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of the Guided Reading seminar is to expose students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Chinese studies. The texts chosen may or may not be relevant to your thesis topic, but…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS thesis units totalling 50%

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25 points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Classics and Medieval Studies

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below: *
Core Unit

Focuses on political, social and cultural connections between the classical and medieval worlds. Precise content of the unit will depend on student interest and staff availability.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elective Units [choose 137.5 points]

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Consists of a study of a major issue or issues in the study of ancient Greek and/or Roman culture, based on evidence partly in the original language/s and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consists of a study of a period or theme in ancient history, based on evidence partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consists of a study an ancient literary text or texts partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is designed to provide a survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Latin. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit is designed to provide a survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Latin. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of classics, making use of primary sources of various varieties. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is available.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of classics, making use of primary sources of various varieties. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is available.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designated to provide a rapid survey of the Ancient Greek language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Ancient Greek. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designated to provide a rapid survey of the Ancient Greek language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Ancient Greek. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS thesis units totalling 50 points

This unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in detailed research on a particular research project in Classical and/or Medieval Studies. The thesis is negotiated with the Course Coordinator and Thesis Supervisor. Students are required to apply a range…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in detailed research on a particular research project in Classical and/or Medieval Studies. The thesis is negotiated with the Course Coordinator and Thesis Supervisor. Students are required to apply a range…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

*Students may select a maximum of 25 points of approved advanced level undergraduate units from the following list:

Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examining the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation, two separate yet related historical periods (and historical constructs) which represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

War and the nature of heroism were the central subject of the ancient world's most prestigious literary genre, epic poetry. This unit explores the changing ways in which the experience of war and the character of the epic hero are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores Greek and Roman conceptions of gender and sexuality in the most popular and least prestigious of ancient literary forms, prose fiction. Central to most of these novels is an erotic relationship tested by a series of remarkable adventures which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

English (Creative Writing)

This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to focus on their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work,…

Credit Points: 37.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

To aspiring writers, prolific American writer Stephen King offers the following advice: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." This unit offers aspiring writers a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to continue to develop their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger…

Credit Points: 37.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives students the opportunity to build on their work in HEA502, The Craft of Writing 1, and continue an individual program of reading relevant to their own creative practice. In consultation with the Unit Co-ordinator, students will determine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the opportunity for students to complete a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work, completed through participation in Creative Writing 1 and Creative Writing 2. A…

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

English

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below, including HEA433 Literary Theory if they previously have not completed HEA330 Literary Theory:*

The colonial project inspired countless stirring adventure stories - from boys' own tales of derring-do to fantastic fictions of lost races. In this unit we will read a selection of colonial adventure fictions and related criticisms in order to explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to develop students' research and writing skills in literary studies to advanced levels. The specific focus of the unit will be on bibliographical methodologies, the practices of critical writing, the stages of a research project, and scholarly…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the ways in which postcolonial writers represent connections between traditional humanist concerns - for example, race and gender - and the 'natural' environment. Through a detailed analysis of selected works from Africa, India, Canada, the Caribbean and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This advanced unit gives students the opportunity to study a selection of key Australian texts in detail and to develop an informed perspective on a current issue in Australian literary studies selected by the unit coordinator.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit employs ideas of place to pose questions about the form and function of film. What principles do we use to locate films in historical, cultural and ideological contexts? What conventions manage the representation of diverse places in cinema…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives students the opportunity to study in depth the work of a single author. Through tracing an individual author's career we will also consider the role of the author more generally. How do authors conceive of their role?…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the English Honours Coordinator. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

What stories have been told about the south polar continent since its existence was first hypothesized? What are the genres, themes, motifs and metaphors through which we imagine Antarctica? How have these changed with increasing access to the region? How…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elizabethan and Jacobean players were largely excluded from earning a living within the boundaries of respectable London. Instead they entertained the city from its margins, with plays of remarkable violence, wit and sensuality. Their theatre survived by reshaping narratives of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the development of literary theory from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It aims to provide students with the skills to read theory critically and to develop informed arguments in response to critical, literary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS thesis units totalling 50%

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25 points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

History

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below: *

This unit will help teachers convey an understanding of the past to students and do so by the development of historical skills and historical thinking and by building confidence in analysing and reading a variety of sources. The new Australian…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines the political, social, economic and environmental history of Tasmania in the long nineteenth century. Themes include the nature of the convict system, relations with Aborigines, the anti-transportation movement and its legacy, the achievement of self-government, the role of women,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides currently enrolled research higher degree students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians and researchers in other disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides postgraduate coursework students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians whether working in Tasmanian or other history.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a compulsory part of the History Honours program. It inducts students into the historian's craft and the professional practice of history. It aims to impart some basic research skills and introduce students to some issues of theory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is available to History postgraduate coursework students, subject to School approval. This unit is NOT available to History Honours students. In the History Honours Special Project students complete, under supervision, a 5,000 word research essay on an approved…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Honours Seminar in History A involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Honours Seminar in History B involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Honours Seminar in History C involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Honours Seminar in History D involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS thesis units totalling 50 points

This unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in detailed research on a particular research project in the discipline of their choice. The thesis is negotiated with the Course Coordinator and Thesis Supervisor. Students are required to apply a…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an opportunity to engage in detailed research on a particular research project in the discipline of their choice. The thesis is negotiated with the Course Coordinator and Thesis Supervisor. Students are required to apply a…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25 points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Indonesian

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below: *

This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Exposes students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Indonesian scholarship since Independence. The texts chosen may be relevant to students' theses topics, and may also be useful in helping them decide on an…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops the students' skill in reading Indonesian and their ability to discuss, in Indonesian, topics based on this reading. In addition to works assigned to them, students may choose articles or books of personal, academic and professional interest. Regular comprehension…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops the students' skill in reading Indonesian and their ability to discuss, in Indonesian, topics based on this reading. In addition to works assigned to them, students may choose articles or books of personal, academic and professional interest. Regular comprehension…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS thesis units totalling 50%

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25 points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Japanese

Students enrol in coursework units totalling 150 points from the list below: *

The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics can include gender issues in contemporary Japan, nationalism in contemporary Japan, and minority groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers a program of guided reading generally related to a future thesis topic to expand specialist knowledge of Japanese society and culture.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Requires students to read excerpts in the original Japanese from a selection of Japanese material by contemporary Japanese writers.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces students to relevant concepts and issues of Japanese Linguistics. The unit also includes a contrastive study of Japanese and English with particular emphasis on selected areas of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

An introduction to translation practice across a range of genres including academic and literary materials.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Designed for advanced students of Japanese to provide basic vocational training in the skills of interpreting from Japanese to English, and English to Japanese. Students are required to master specialised vocabulary, honorific expressions and the conventions of speech and behaviour…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS thesis units totalling 50%

Students must write a masters coursework thesis of 12,500 words in English on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Head of the Japanese section, on a part time basis.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students must write a masters coursework thesis of 12,500 words in English on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Head of the Japanese section, on a part time basis.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

* Up to 25 points of units may be taken from undergraduate advanced level units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25 points of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Normal admission requirement are:

  • successful completion of the requirements in the same specialisation for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) or Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) with a Credit average; or
  • a Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent with the relevant major from the University of Tasmania with Credit average results; or
  • a university degree with the relevant major from another university or tertiary institution, deemed to be appropriate by the Faculty of Arts; or
  • candidates not holding a bachelor's degree but whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily may be deemed eligible for admission,
  • and a level of English equivalent to a score of 7.0 on an IELTS test.

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of the relevant School in consultation with the Honours Coordinator and the Program Director.

NB: Currently the GPA for credit average results is calculated on the basis of a HD=7, DN=6, CR=5, PP=4, without any failure in the units that makes up that GPA, for the units at intermediate and advanced level in the proposed program or otherwise approved by the program director.

Articulation from

Students who terminate their studies after completing 100% of the coursework units (including any core units) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation). Students who terminate their studies after completing 50% of coursework units (including any core units) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation). Students who complete the Master of Arts (Specialisation) at a sufficiently high level and who show an affinity for research will be encouraged to consider progression to a research higher degree.

Where specialisations permit, students will have the opportunity to undertake 12.5% or 25% of internship units (subject to negotiation with the course co-ordinator) as part of the Graduate Diploma. The maximum percentage of internship units able to be counted to the Graduate Diploma is 25%.

Articulation Based on a completed Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the same discipline at UTAS, 100%will articulate toward the Master of Arts (Specialisation) in the same discipline, unless advised otherwise by the student. Honours from other institution can also be considered for credit (subject to approval upon the receipt of the credit application).

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Credit may be given at the discretion of the Faculty for previous postgraduate or honours level study, or alternative achievements by students in other awards and professional practice areas at equivalent level.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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