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Master of Arts (Specialisation)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Arts (Specialisation) enables graduates to undertake advanced postgraduate coursework study in a Humanities, Social Sciences or Law specialisation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$31,950 per year / $47,925 total

About this course

The Master of Arts (Specialisation) enables graduates to undertake advanced postgraduate coursework study in a Humanities, Social Sciences or Law specialisation. The course has been designed so that students can build on knowledge they have gained through their undergraduate study or gain advanced knowledge and research expertise in a new area of study. Graduates will have specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning.

This on-campus, 1. 5 years full-time (or, up to 4 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.

Specialisations available are as follows:

  • Police Studies
  • Public Policy

This course is only offered as Domestic Full Fee Paying in 2019, not as Commonwealth Supported.

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

Entry requirements

Normal admission requirement are (students admitted into the Masters level):

  • Successful completion of the requirements in the same specialisation for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) with the required average dependant on Specialisation; or
  • A Bachelor degree with the required average 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 College of Arts, Law and Education; or
  • Candidates not holding a bachelor's degree but whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the College to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily may be deemed eligible for admission, and * IELTS (Academic or equivalent) – 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Note that successful completion of 100 credit points (cp) of coursework units with a Distinction average is a prerequisite for undertaking any research thesis unit at Masters level. Student who do not achieve a Distinction average but have successfully passed 100cp of coursework units may exit with a Graduate Diploma (Specialisation) award.

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

Minimum Prior Qualification

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at University of Tasmania.
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
Teaching scale
Employed full-time