Combined Arts/Social Sciences - 8224

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 2 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 96

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Program Description

This program provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to study two complementary programs offered in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to create a combined two year Masters program in professional and interdisciplinary areas.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Combined Masters degree program offers students an interdisciplinary combination of programs that will substantially extend and deepen their existing skills, knowledge and understanding in professionally relevant areas of study and teach advanced skills in analytical thinking and research.

Program Structure

Students need to complete 96 units of credit to satisfy requirements for the award of the degree. They must enrol in at least one course per semester.

The combined degree may be constituted by a combination of any two of the following postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with the exception of the combination of those listed in the exclusion list.
Students who combine two Masters of Education specialisations, need only do one research methodology and research project in their second Masters stream and can take any two additional MEd elective courses in their other stream, including additional research methodology courses.

Students who combine a Masters of Education (TESOL) specialisation with MA (Applied Linguistics), need only to take two LING electives in their MEd, not four, and can take any two additional MEd elective courses, including a research methodology course and/or EDST5888 Research Project.

The following combination is excluded:
  • Master of Development Studies in International Development / Master of Development Studies in Refugees and Displacement

Academic Rules


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Admission Requirements

1. A recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) and requirements specific to the individual Master programs chosen.

2. A maximum of 18UOC (three courses) for each stream may be credited from previous postgraduate study.


This program is part of an articulated suite of programs. A student may exit from the program to take out a combined graduate certificate if 48uoc (24 in each of the constituent programs) have been satisfactorily completed and with a combined Graduate Diploma if 72 uoc (36 uoc from each of the constituent degree programs) have been satisfactorily completed. A student may exit the program with only one of the constituent degrees if the requirements for that program have been met but may not then take out the combined degree at a later date.
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