MA (AS&ST) Australian Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MR-ARTSAST-SPC+1003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Professor Kate Darian-Smith




The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in Australian Studies. 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 a PhD at an earlier stage. An Honours grade of at least H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and the 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:

  • have an advanced knowledge of the major debates in Australian Studies;
  • have developed a specialised knowledge in Australian Studies; and
  • have produced a shorter thesis based on original research that reveals an awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within their chosen sub-discipline of Australian Studies.
Structure & Available Subjects:

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

Program Requirements -

  • 20,000-22,000 word thesis
  • two elective subjects (25 points)
Subject Options:

Thesis subject

20,000-22,000 word thesis

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

Elective Subjects

25 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

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