Major/Minor/Specialisation !MR-ARTSAST-SPC+1009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014


Dr Brett Baker



Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts



The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in linguistics. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation should:

  • gain advanced learning in research skills and appropriate techniques such as the use of archival or primary evidence, analysis of data, judgment of conflicting evidence;
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research;
  • present the results of their research in publishable form or work towards incorporating their findings in further research;
  • demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to research ethics or code of practice.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / 3 years part-time

The Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • thesis 20,000-22,000 words
  • elective subjects (25 points)

Please note: elective subject that are available are postgraduate and honours subjects only selected in consultation with the supervisor.

Subject Options:

Thesis Subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year

Elective Subjects

Elective subject are available from the postgraduate and honours subjects. These subject must be chosen in consultation with the supervisor.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

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