Arts - 2406
This program is designed primarily as training in a program of advanced study and research. The candidate learns the fundamentals of research and acquires new knowledge. The program may include formal coursework which is normally intended to prepare the candidate for work on the thesis. The candidate must undertake an original investigation but this would normally be more limited in scope an degree of originality than is required for a doctorate. Although originality is to be encouraged as much as possible, the work will be closely supervised in the early literature review stage and whenever analysis and critical thinking is being used. The length of a Masters research thesis normally should not exceed 60,000 words of text.
The Master of Arts by research program requires a minimum three academic semesters (i.e. 1.5 years) of full-time study and the preparation of a thesis. The length of a Master by research thesis normally should not exceed 60,000 words of text.
A candidate for the degree shall:
(a) have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor with Honours from the University of New South Wales at a standard not below Honours Class 2 or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
(b) have been awarded an appropriate award of Graduate Diploma at an average of Credit from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;
(c) have had at least two years professional experience of a kind acceptable to the Committee AND have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent form another university or tertiary institution,
(i) satisfy the Committee that the qualification is at a level and of a character indicating research potential;
(ii) submit other evidence satisfying the Committee of their research potential.
(2) In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.
(3) If the Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant it may require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.