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2010 Master of Arts (Specialisation)(R7W)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


This course is offered on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) basis to eligible domestic students. Student Contributions are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Student Contribution (HECS) Post 2009' as the fee type.
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This on-campus, 1.5 years full-time (or, up to 6 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):

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical and Medieval Studies
  • English
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy (incorporating Gender Studies)
  • Sociology
  • Social Research

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

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010 For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

Normal admission requirement are:

  • successful completion of the requirements 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 from the University of Tasmania with Credit average results; or
  • a university degree 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.

Articulation to/from Course

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%.

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.

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