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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.2k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.5k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 5월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 466pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    With some of Australia's leading scholars and innovators in the inter-disciplinary fields of biography, public culture and digital humanities, and national cultural institutes and archives at your fingertips, there's no better place to study liberal arts than ANU.

    Incorporating public heritage, history and writing, archives, biographical research and digital humanities studies, a Master of Liberal Arts allows you to draw on our innovative world leading staff 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:

    • Public humanities and culture
    • Biographical research and writing

    Career Options

    Employment 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.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Reflect critically with sophisticated analysis on the key concepts from the various disciplines that contribute to the broad field of Liberal Arts.
    2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of, and engagement with the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary practices in one or more of museums, heritage arena, visual cultures, public humanities and biographical research and writing in Australia and internationally.
    3. Demonstrate effective communication and independent conceptual thinking and research relevant to the field.
    4. Develop a strong and critical understanding of interdisciplinary methodologies and theoretical debates alongside an ability to apply these in professional contexts.

    The Master of Liberal Arts requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    A minimum of 12 units from completion of research courses from the following list:

    HUMN8007 Cultural and Environmental Heritage Research Project

    HUMN8012 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Research Project

    HUMN8013 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Special topics

    HUMN8017 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Extended Research Project

    HUMN8018 Cultural and Environmental Heritage: Extended Research Project

    HUMN8022 Physical Conservation of Historic Heritage Places

    HUMN8023 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    HUMN8024 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects

    HUMN8026 Writing in the Public Sphere

    HUMN8027 Critical issues in Heritage and Museum Studies

    MUSC8004 Internship 1

    MUSC8005 Internship 2

    MUSC8008 Museums, Art and Society in the Asia-Pacific

    MUSC8009 Museums and Collections: Research Project

    MUSC8011 Museums and Collections: Extended Research Project

     

    Either:

     24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

    Biographical Research and Writing

    Public Humanities and Culture

     

    A maximum of 36 units from completion of courses on the following list:

    ANCH6013 Ancient World in Film

    ANCH6014 Homer and the Trojan War

    ANCH6023 State, sanctuary and community: archaeology of settlement and memory in ancient Greece

    ANCH6101 Cultures in conflict: Greeks, Romans and others in southern Italy and Sicily

    ANCH6501 Travellers and Geographers in Antiquity

    ANCH6502 Bad neighbours: evidence of Athenian life from 4th century law-court speeches

    ANCH6504 Warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds

    ANCH6505 A region in antiquity: Gallipoli and western Turkey

    ANTH8041 Photography in Social Context

    ARCH8104 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage

    ARTH6043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000

    ARTH6045 Curatorship Theory and Practice

    ARTH6050 Photography: A history in art

    ARTH6056 Art and architecture of Southast Asia: Tradition and Transformation

    ARTH6057 The art and politics of collecting

    ARTH6598 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

    ARTH8004 Exploring Asian Art in Asia

    ARTH8013 East-West Interactions in Art

    ARTV6104 Cool old masters

    ARTV8100 Points Of View

    ARTV8107 Arguing Objects

    DART8067 New Media Innovation and research 1

    DART8071 New Media Innovation and research 2

    ENGL6020 16th, 17th and 18th Century Literature

    ENGL6021 Nineteenth Century US Literature

    ENGL6022 19th and 20th Century Literature

    ENGL6023 Jane Austen History and Fiction

    ENGL6024 Australian Crimes: Crime Narratives on Page, Stage and Screen

    ENGL6025 Contemporary Australian Writing

    ENGL6026 Creative Writing 3 Advanced Fiction

    ENGL6027 Empire and its Fictions

    ENGL6028 Literature and Human Rights

    ENGL6029 Modern American Fiction

    ENGL6030 Modern Australian Drama

    ENGL6031 Modernist Literature 1890-1940

    ENGL6032 Poetry in English from Shakespeare to Postmodernism

    ENGL6033 Post-Colonial Literature

    ENGL6034 Renaissance Drama

    ENGL6035 20th Century American Drama

    ENGL6036 Victorian Literature

    ENGL8018 Re-Making Literature: Topics In Reading And Analysing Genre

    ENGL8019 Reading Context: Topics In Production And Reception Of Texts

    ENGL8021 Creative Reading: Topics In Theory, Methodology And Interpretation

    EURO8003 The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective.

    GREK6101 Intermediate Ancient Greek

    GREK6112 Continuing Ancient Greek

    GREK6125 Advanced Ancient Greek

    HIST6007 Making History

    HIST6110 Approaches to History

    HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States 1865-2000

    HIST6133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture c 1450-1950

    HIST6213 Real Men: Manhood and Identity in the Western World

    HIST6229 Sexuality in Australian History

    HIST8003 Digital Histories and Biographies

    HIST8004 Biographical Research Project

    HIST8010 Biographical Practices

    HIST8011 Writing Biography

    HIST8012 Oral History, Memory and Life Writing

    HIST8013 Australian Dictionary of Biography Internship

    HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters

    HIST8021 Readings in History

    HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills

    HUMN8006 Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places

    HUMN8008 World Rock Art: Global Perspectives on Rock Art Research

    HUMN8009 Biography and Society

    HUMN8010 Material Culture Studies

    HUMN8019 World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values

    LATN6002 Continuing Latin

    LATN6101 Intermediate Latin

    LATN6125 Advanced Latin

    LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language

    LING6002 Language and Society

    LING6005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction

    LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

    LING6018 Languages in Contact

    LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication

    LING6103 Language, Power and Identity

    LING6311 Language and Social Interaction

    LING6023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-makingMUSC8006 Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions

    MUSC8012 Understanding Learning in Museums and Heritage

    MUSC8013 Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Study Tour

    MUSC8016 Museum Learning: The Politics of Dress

    MUSC8017 Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices

    MUSC8018 Exhibition Design and Delivery

     

    Or:

     A maximum of 60 units from completion of courses on the following list:

    ANCH6013 Ancient World in Film

    ANCH6014 Homer and the Trojan War

    ANCH6023 State, sanctuary and community: archaeology of settlement and memory in ancient Greece

    ANCH6101 Cultures in conflict: Greeks, Romans and others in southern Italy and Sicily

    ANCH6501 Travellers and Geographers in Antiquity

    ANCH6502 Bad neighbours: evidence of Athenian life from 4th century law-court speeches

    ANCH6504 Warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds

    ANCH6505 A region in antiquity: Gallipoli and western Turkey

    ANTH8041 Photography in Social Context

    ARCH8104 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage

    ARTH6043 Modernism and Postmodernism in design

    ARTH6045 Curatorship Theory and Practice

    ARTH6050 Photography: A history in art

    ARTH6056 Art and architecture of Southast Asia: Tradition and Transformation

    ARTH6057 The art and politics of collecting

    ARTH6598 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

    ARTH8004 Exploring Asian Art in Asia

    ARTH8013 East-West Interactions in Art

    ARTV6104 Cool old masters

    ARTV8100 Points Of View

    ARTV8107 Arguing Objects

    DART8067 New Media Innovation and research 1

    DART8071 New Media Innovation and research 2

    ENGL6020 16th, 17th and 18th Century Literature

    ENGL6021 Nineteenth Century US Literature

    ENGL6022 19th and 20th Century Literature

    ENGL6023 Jane Austen History and Fiction

    ENGL6024 Australian Crimes: Crime Narratives on Page, Stage and Screen

    ENGL6025 Contemporary Australian Writing

    ENGL6026 Creative Writing 3 Advanced Fiction

    ENGL6027 Empire and its Fictions

    ENGL6028 Literature and Human Rights

    ENGL6029 Modern American Fiction

    ENGL6030 Modern Australian Drama

    ENGL6031 Modernist Literature 1890-1940

    ENGL6032 Poetry in English from Shakespeare to Postmodernism

    ENGL6033 Post-Colonial Literature

    ENGL6034 Renaissance Drama

    ENGL6035 20th Century American Drama

    ENGL6036 Victorian Literature

    ENGL8018 Re-Making Literature: Topics In Reading And Analysing Genre

    ENGL8019 Reading Context: Topics In Production And Reception Of Texts

    ENGL8021 Creative Reading: Topics In Theory, Methodology And Interpretation

    EURO8003 The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective.

    GREK6101 Intermediate Ancient Greek

    GREK6112 Continuing Ancient Greek

    GREK6125 Advanced Ancient Greek

    HIST6007 Making History

    HIST6110 Approaches to History

    HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States 1865-2000

    HIST6133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture c 1450-1950

    HIST6213 Real Men: Manhood and Identity in the Western World

    HIST6229 Sexuality in Australian History

    HIST8003 Digital Histories and Biographies

    HIST8004 Biographical Research Project

    HIST8010 Biographical Practices

    HIST8012 Oral History, Memory and Life Writing

    HIST8011 Writing Biography

    HIST8013 Australian Dictionary of Biography Internship

    HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters

    HIST8021 Readings in History

    HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills

    HUMN8006 Best Practice in Managing Heritage Places

    HUMN8008 World Rock Art: Global Perspectives on Rock Art Research

    HUMN8009 Biography and Society

    HUMN8010 Material Culture Studies

    HUMN8019 World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values

    LATN6002 Continuing Latin

    LATN6101 Intermediate Latin

    LATN6125 Advanced Latin

    LING6001 Intro to Study of Language

    LING6002 Language and Society

    LING6005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction

    LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

    LING6018 Languages in Contact

    LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication

    LING6103 Language, Power and Identity

    LING6311 Language and Social Interaction

    LING6023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-makingMUSC8006 Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions

    MUSC8012 Understanding Learning in Museums and Heritage

    MUSC8013 Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation Study Tour

    MUSC8016 Museum Learning: The Politics of Dress

    MUSC8017 Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices

    MUSC8018 Exhibition Design and Delivery

     

    24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

    Specialisations

    • Biographical Research and Writing 
    • Museum Education and Heritage Interpretation
    • Public Humanities and Culture

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    program_requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    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.

    Cognate disciplines

    History, Ancient History, Museum Studies, Politics, Sociology, Archaeology, Social Sciences, Philosophy, English, Gender Studies; Fine Arts; Creative Arts; Anthropology; Classics; English; Environmental Management; Environmental History; Visual Arts.

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

    Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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