Master of Arts
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Completion of a bachelor degree, or a bachelor degree with honours, or equivalent degree, from this or another university; or
Completion of a postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma in a relevant area from this university, and a minimum of at least five years academic and professional experience in a cognate discipline; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Master degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
36 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Master degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9).
Select 12 credit points of Arts and Social Sciences level 5 subjects Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:
AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS
Select a major
Type of major
Credit points in major
24 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Candidates who are granted advanced standing for either the Graduate Certificate of Arts or the Graduate Diploma of Arts will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating from this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any major except the General major may appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for one of the following awards: