Flexible Double Master Degree
Study a Flexible Double Master Degree in Arts and Social Sciences
The Flexible Double Master Degree provides enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years.
CRICOS code: 088510F
More information is available on Programs and Courses.
The degrees available for combination are:
- Master of Anthropology
- Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development
- Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies
- Master of Biological Anthropology
- Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine
- Master of Digital Arts
- Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture
- Master of General and Applied Linguistics
- Master of Globalisation
- Master of History
- Master of Islam in the Modern World
- Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
- Master of Music
- Master of Social Research
- Master of Visual Arts
How the Flexible Double Masters Program works
Step 1: Self-assessment for potential credit available (using this page)
Step 2: Apply for the Flexible Double Masters program through UAC (code 830055). Music (Performance and Composition) and Visual and Digital Art have additional entry requirements.
Step 3: Accept and choose the degree plans (via web form) for the two Master degrees you would like to combine
Step 4: Credit Assessment by the CASS Student Office
Step 5: Enrolment
To help you understand the amount of credit you may be eligible for, please refer to the below scenarios based on three typical undergraduate degree types. A listing of all cognate disciplines for each degree is also available to help you determine if your undergraduate study is in a cognate or related field.
Scenario 1—Single Degree
If you have a single Bachelor degree with a 65% average in a cognate area, you may be eligible for 24 units of credit towards the relevant Master degree. Note credit cannot be counted towards both degrees.
Scenario 2 – Single Bachelor Degree with Honours
If you have a single Bachelor degree with Honours (65% and above) in a cognate area, you may be eligible for 48 units of credit towards the relevant Master degree. Note credit cannot be counted towards both degrees.
Scenario 3—Double Bachelor Degree
You may be eligible for 48 units of credit. For example, if you have a Bachelor of Arts (History Major) with a 65% average and a Bachelor of Classical Studies with a 65% average, you would be eligible for 24 units towards a Master of History and Master of Classical Studies respectively.
All cognate disciplines
Please refer to this matrix to determine if your undergraduate qualification is considered cognate for one of the degrees you would like to study.
Duration and credit allowances
The following list should be referred to as a guide to help you determine how long your Flexible Double Masters Program will take:
- Maximum amount of credit awarded: 48 units for each degree for a maximum of 96 units
- Minimum duration of program: 2 years full time (1 year for each degree)
- Maximum duration of program: Up to 3 years full time for students who do not have a cognate degree and who are not eligible for credit.