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Arts - 2406

Program Summary

   
   
 
Campus: University College Campus
 
 
Career: Research
 
 
Typical Duration: 2 Years
 
 
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC Per Semester: 3
 
 
Max UOC Per Semester: 27
 
 
Min UOC For Award: 0
 
 
Award(s):
 
 
Master of Art (Research)
 
  

Program Description

This program is designed primarily as training in a program of advanced study and research. The candidate learns the fundamentals of research and acquires new knowledge. The program may include formal coursework which is normally intended to prepare the candidate for work on the thesis. The candidate must undertake an original investigation but this would normally be more limited in scope an degree of originality than is required for a doctorate. Although originality is to be encouraged as much as possible, the work will be closely supervised in the early literature review stage and whenever analysis and critical thinking is being used. The length of a Masters research thesis normally should not exceed 60,000 words of text.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

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Program Structure

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Academic Rules

1. The degree of Master of Arts by research may be awarded by the Council on the recommendation of the Research Committee of the University College to a candidate who has demonstrated ability to undertake research by submission of a thesis embodying the results of original research. The length of a Masters research thesis normally should not exceed 60,000 words of text.

2. Qualifications
1) A candidate for the degree shall:

(a) have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor with Honours from the University of New South Wales at a standard not below Honours Class 2 or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;

or

(b) have been awarded an appropriate award of Graduate Diploma at an average of Credit from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university of tertiary institution;

or

(c) have had at least two years professional experience of a kind acceptable to the Research Committee AND have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent form another university or tertiary institution,

and

(i) satisfy the Research Committee that the qualification is at a level and of a character indicating research potential;

or

(ii) submit other evidence satisfying the Research Committee of their research potential.

(2) In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Research Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.

(3) If the Research Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant it may require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.

Enrolment
(1) An application to enrol as a candidate for the degree shall be made on the prescribed form which shall be lodged with the Registrar at least one calendar month before the commencement of the session in which enrolment is to begin or, where applicable, by teh advertised closing date.

(2) In every case, before making the offer of a place the Committee shall be satisfied that initial agreement has been reached between the School and the applicant on the topic area, supervision arrangements, provision of adequate facilities and any coursework to be prescribed and that these are in accordance with the provisions of the guidelines for promoting postgraduate study within the University.

(3) The candidate shall be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student.

(4) A full-time candidate will present the thesis for examination no earlier than 1.5 years and no later than 3 years from the date of enrolment and a part-time candidate will present the thesis for examination no earlier than 2 yeras and no later than 4 yeras from the date of enrolment. In special cases a variation of these times may be granted by the Committee.

(5) The candidate may undertake the research as an internal student ie. at a campus, or other research facility, with which the University is associated, or an external student not in attendance at the University except for periods as may be prescribed by the University.

(6) An internal candidate will normally carry out the research on a campus or at a teaching or research facility of the University except that Committee may permit a candidate to spend a period in the field, within another institution or elsewhere away from the University provided that the work can be supervised in a manner satisfactory to the Committee. In such instances the Committee shall be satisfied that the location and period of time away from the University are necessary to the research program.

(7) The research shall be supervised by a supervisor or supervisors who are members of the academic staff of the School or under other appropriate supervision arrangements approved by the Committee. Normally an external candidate within another organisation or institution will have a co-supervisor at that institution.

4 Progression
(1) The progress of candidates undertaking research shall be considered by the Committee following report from the School in accordance with the procedures established within the School and previously noted by the Committee.

(i) The research proposal will be reviewed as soon as feasible after enrolment. For a full-time student this will normally be during the second year of study, or immediately following a period of prescribed coursework. This review will focus o the viability of the research proposal.

(ii) Progress in the program will be reviewed within twelve months of the first review. As a result of either review the Comittee may cancel enrolment or take such other action as it considers appropriate. Thereafter, the progress of the candidate will be reviewed annually.

5 Thesis
(1) On completing the program of study a candidate shall submit a thesis embodying the results of the investigation.

(2) The candidate shall give in writing to Student Administrative Services two months' notice of intention to submit the theis.

(3) The thesis shall present an account of the candidate's own research. In special cases work done coinjointly with other persons may be accepted, provided the Committee is satisfied as to the candidate's part in the joint research.

(4) The candidate may also submit any work previously published whether or not such work is related to the thesis.

(5) Three copies of the thesis shall be presented in a form which complies with the requirements of the University for the preparation and submission of theses for higher degrees.

(6) The University has the right to retain the three copies of the thesis submitted for examination and is free to allow it to be consulted or borrowed. Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1968, the University may issue the thesis in whole or in part, in photostat or microfilm or other copying medium.

Examination
(1) There shall be no fewer than two examiners of the thesis or project report, at least one of whom shall be external to the University unless the Committee is satisfied that this is not practicable.

(2) At the conclusion of the examination each examiner shall submit to the committee a concise report on the thesis and shall recommend to the Committee that:

(a) The thesis merits the award of the degree.
(b) The thesis merits the award of the degree subject to minor corrections as listed being made to the satisfaction of the Head of School.
(c) The thesis requires further work on matters detailed in the report. Should performance in this further work be to the satisfaction of the Research, the thesis would merit the award of the degree.
(d) The thesis does not merit the award of the degree in its present form and further work as described in the report is required. The revised thesis should be subject to re-examination.
(e) The thesis does not merit the award of the degree and does not demonstrate that resubmission would be likely to achieve that merit.

(3) If the performance in the further work recommended under (2)(c) above is not to the satisfaction of the Committee, the Committee may permit the candidate to re-present the same thesis and submit for further examination as determined by the Committee within a period specified by it but not exceeding eighteen months.

(4) The Committee shall, after consideration of the examiners' reports and the results of any further examination, recommend whether or not the candidate may be awarded the degree. If it is decided that the candidate not be awarded the degree, the Committee shall determine whether or not the candidate be permitted to resubmit the thesis after a further period of study and/or research.

Fees

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