Specialise your knowledge
The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Growth in corporate organisations require graduates to obtain specialist knowledge. The Master of Arts (Coursework) 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 either a major (40cp) dissertation or minor (10cp) research project. Students can choose from a variety of foundation subjects to study to support their research project. This flexibility ensures students are able to focus on an area of interest and graduate with their desired specialist knowledge.
Intensive mode delivery
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.
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|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]|
Structure & subjects
The Master of Arts (Coursework) comprises 12 subjects, as follows:
Core subjects (1)
Discipline subject options (7)
Choose 7 of the following subjects:
- Social Media: Risks and Opportunities
- Crime Analysis and Profiling
- Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach
- Public Policy
- Innovating Global Governance
- Human Security and Global Development
- Public Relations Masterclass
- Advertising Masterclass
- Human Communication Theory
- Transnational Crime
- Security and Strategy
- Relational Communication
- Strategic Organisational Communication & Leadership
- Forensic Criminology
- Politically Motivated Violence
- Language in Society
Research or Elective Option
Students must choose one of the below options on commencement of their program:
- Major Research Project (Part A) (20 credit points)
- Major Research Project (Part B) (20 credit points)
- Research Project (10 credit points)
- Plus three (3) General Elective subjects (30 credit points). Students can choose from the list of available post graduate subjects from across the University.
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:
- 2020 fees: $15,170 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $15,713 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
How to apply
The Master of Arts (Coursework) is suited to all students wishing to further their undergraduate studies in a specialist area of choice.