Specialise your knowledge
Growth in corporate organisations require graduates to obtain specialist knowledge. The Master of Arts (Coursework) at Bond University, Australia, allows graduates to tailor their studies to specialisations of interest. Graduates can choose from an array of disciplines, from Criminology, to International Relations and Communication. This flexible approach ensures graduates enhance their knowledge and specific skill set in an area of interest.
Students in the Master of Arts (Coursework) program are required to complete a major dissertation or a minor dissertation. Students can choose from a variety of foundation subjects that will support their dissertation. This flexibility ensure students are able to focus on an area of interest and graduate with desired specialist knowledge.
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The Master of Arts (Coursework) is delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Subjects are generally delivered in either standard intensive or mixed mode. Standard Intensive delivery is generally scheduled over two weekends during the semester with two sets of three-day sessions per subject, usually scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject. Mixed mode subjects will include a mixture of compulsory online activities and on-campus workshops. International students are required to be on campus every week. This mode of delivery will not impact the duration of the degree length.
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degree option
- Flexibility to tailor your study interests
- Small class sizes and personalised learning approach
About the program
The Master of Arts (Coursework) program offers an opportunity for graduates to continue studies in a particular area, or branch out into other areas. Graduates of this program will possess a strong and broad set of skills essential to all professions, no matter what their chosen career. A range of subjects are available in the program allowing students to tailor their qualifications to suit their specific career interests.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Arts (Coursework) is suited to all students wishing to further their undergraduate studies in a specialist area of choice.
Structure & subjects
The Master of Arts (Coursework) comprises 12 subjects, as follows:
Core subjects (2)
- Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMR71-100)
- Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge (HUMR71-110)
Foundation subjects (6)
Students can choose any six (6) subjects from the following list:
- Relational Communication (COMN71-104)
- Strategic Organisational Communication & Leadership (COMN71-105)
- Public Relations Masterclass (PUBR71-102)
- Social Media: Risks and Opportunities (COMN71-102)
- Human Communication Theory (COMN71-103)
- Advertising Masterclass: Brand Experience and Advanced Strategic Planning (ADVT71-102)
- Politically Motivated Violence (INTR71-315)
- Forensic Criminology (CRIM71-320)
- Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach (CRIM71-105)
- Crime Analysis and Profiling (CRIM71-102)
- Security and Strategy in the 21st Century (INTR71-102)
- Transnational Crime (CRIM71-103)
- Diplomacy (INTR71-208)
- Political Economy of Global Development (INTR71-350)
- Strategic Asia (INTR71-340)
Dissertation/Elective option (4)
Students must choose one (1) of the following suites of subjects:
- Major Dissertation/Portfolio A (20 credit points) (HUMR72-701)
- Major Dissertation/Portfolio B (20 credit points) (HUMR72-702)
- Minor Dissertation/Portfolio A (HUMR71-705)
- Minor Dissertation/Portfolio B (HUMR71-706)
- Plus two (2) elective subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of available postgraduate subjects. (Internship and further Minor Dissertation/Portfolio subjects are available as elective subject options).
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $13,967 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $14,647 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved institution in either communication, education, international relations, political science, political studies, global studies, sociology, legal studies, criminology, psychology or humanities/arts, as well as business studies.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information