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Master of Liberal Arts

With some of Australia's leading scholars and innovators in the inter-disciplinary fields of heritage and museum studies, and national cultural and collecting institutes at your fingertips, there's no better place to study liberal arts than ANU. Incorporating cultural heritage, museums, collections, and visual and material culture studies, a Master of Liberal Arts allows you to draw on our innovative world leading staff, vigorous intern program and strong industry connections and partnerships to develop your professional expertise and experience.

You can take a broad range of courses, or choose to specialise in:

  • Museums and collections
  • Cultural and environmental heritage
  • Visual culture research
  • Public humanities and culture
  • Biographical research and writing

If you are interested in starting your studies in 2014, please look at the 2014 programs on offer. Otherwise, this program is available for applications from summer session, 2015.

Admissions Requirements

Domestic

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units(one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

International

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units(one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year)of credit.
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Career opportunities: 

A Master of Liberal Arts will advance your career in the professional museums, collections or heritage sectors, the public service, government and non-government organisations, and academia. It also leads in to our active PhD program.

Further studies: 

Master of Liberal Arts (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master's qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Liberal Arts, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks. Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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