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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Arts

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1CM098
823270
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1CM598
873270
Online (CSP)
1CM098
823270
Online (FF)
1CM598
873270
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101689
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Annual Fee
$32,008.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SARTS1

Award
Master of Arts
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE

The Master of Arts (Coursework) is a flexible, postgraduate degree that allows you to undertake a bespoke research project on a topic of your choice. It will equip you with deep knowledge to bolster your CV, demonstrate your expertise and prepare you for a PhD should you wish to continue your studies.

At CDU, you can choose a research topic that aligns with one of four focus areas, three of which explore unique perspectives on Indigenous Australia.

You'll benefit from access to an expert, dedicated research supervisor, who will support you to think critically and creatively. You'll be guided to shape a research thesis or piece of coursework that is unique, carefully considered and robust in its findings.

In a world where opinions are rife, but facts and considered thought may not be, your ability to critically evaluate ideas, concepts and information will set you apart.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course is comprised of 120 credit points of core and elective units. The core units are designed to be undertaken consecutively with elective units, which make up the remainder of the course requirements.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
30cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp)
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp)

Specialist Electives A
(3-9 units)
90cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 90 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

CULTURAL AND CREATIVE RESEARCH

Units totalling 90 credit points selected from unit options detailed below: 
IAS811 Master Thesis (10cp) (repeatable)
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)
IAS813 Master Thesis (30cp) (repeatable)
IAS814 Research Exegesis (20cp) (2 x repeatable)

INDIGENOUS RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES

Choose the following units totalling 30 credit points:
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice

Units totalling 60 credit points selected from units detailed below:
IAS811 Master Thesis (10cp) (repeatable)
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)
IAS813 Master Thesis (30cp) (repeatable)
IAS814 Research Exegesis (20cp) (2 x repeatable)

INDIGENOUS POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Choose the following units totalling 60 credit points:
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp)

Units totalling 30 credit points selected from units detailed below:
IAS534 Partnerships and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IAS535 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised Australia
IAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts
IAS538 Challenging Educational Paradigm
IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
IAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and Wellbeing
IAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy People
IAS549 Learning an Indigenous Australian Language
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp) (1 x repeatable)

INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT

Choose the following units totalling 50 credit points:
IAS535 Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Colonised Australia
IAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS537 Building Relationships in Indigenous Contexts
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp)

Choose units totalling 40 credit points selected from units detailed below:
IAS534 Partnerships and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and Critique of Development
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemology
IAS538 Challenging Educational Paradigm
IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
IAS547 Indigenous Knowledges and Wellbeing
IAS548 Healthy Country, Healthy People
IAS549 Learning an Indigenous Australian Language
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
IAS539 Intercultural Mediation
MRA501 Mawul Rom Studies (4 x repeatable)
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp) (1 x repeatable)

YOLNGU LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

Choose the following units totalling 40 credit points:

IAS541 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
IAS542 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
IAS812 Master Thesis (20cp)

Choose units totalling 50 credit points selected from units detailed below:
IAS543 Yolngu Literature
IAS544 Indigenous Language Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS545 Yolngu Conversation 1
IAS546 Yolngu Conversation 2
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS522 Indigenous Research Methodologies
IAS523 Indigenous Research Project (2 x repeatable)
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
 

Specialist Electives B
(up to 4 units)
40cp Choose 40 cp from any of the Specialist Elective A units identified above or from approved Masters level units from across CDU offerings, or approved cross-institutional enrolments from other universities.
  160cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

FULL TIME - SEMESTER 1 ENTRY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
    Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE

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PART TIME - SEMESTER 1 ENTRY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
    Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 4
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

FULL TIME - SEMESTER 2 ENTRY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
    Specialist Elective A or B SE
    Specialist Elective A or B SE
    Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective A or B SE    
Specialist Elective A or B SE    
Specialist Elective A or B SE    
Specialist Elective A or B SE    

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PART TIME - SEMESTER 2 ENTRY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 4
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Specialist Elective A or B SE Specialist Elective A or B SE
Year 5
Specialist Elective A or B SE    
Specialist Elective A or B SE    

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Course fees

Both Commonwealth supported (CS) and full fee (FF) places are available for this course. If you would like to apply for a CS place use the SATAC code 1CM098. If you would like to apply for a FF place you will need to use the SATAC code 1CM598 or UAC code 873250.

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $32,008.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

Semester 1 2021 SATAC postgraduate applications now open for all states.

 

SATAC

UAC

Semester 1 2021 UAC postgraduate applications opening soon.

 

 

 

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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