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Master of Arts Specialisation Humanities & Communication

Master of Arts Specialisation Humanities & Communication (MARA)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • You will have the opportunity to examine either English Literature, History, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences, or Communication and Media Studies in your own research project.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will be equipped to take on advanced careers in areas such as archives, libraries, aid and community projects, publishing, communication and teaching in a variety of private and public industry roles.

Entry requirements

Students intending to undertake research or project work should note that selection of any research topic is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor and students must accept faculty guidance in their selection.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core research courses 6
Choice of up to 6 coursework courses
6
Total 12

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core research courses 8
4 x approved coursework courses 4
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30320
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30320

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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