Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

UNE’s Master of Arts is designed to equip you with specialised knowledge as well as a wide range of transferrable skills that employers highly value, such as communication and critical thinking. This course is also a focused pathway to higher degree research.With a master's degree, you can make a switch to a new career field or gain additional expertise to enhance your existing path. At UNE, you can select a major from 16 specialty areas, dive into research and tailor the program to your interests and career goals.The following majors are available: Ancient History, Archaeology, Asia Pacific, English, Geography, History, Studies in Settler Colonialism, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Medieval and Modern European Studies, Philosophy, Political and International Studies, Sociology, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.


To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 72 credit points including a minimum of 48 credit points at 500 level. Dissertation, research and reading units may only be undertaken within the same area of study as the nominated Major.


  • Ancient history
  • Applied sociology
  • Archaeology
  • Asian studies
  • Chinese studies
  • Classical world
  • English
  • Environmental advocacy
  • French studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • Indonesian studies
  • Italian studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media and communications
  • Peace studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political and International studies
  • Regional change management
  • Studies in religion
  • Theatre and performance
  • Writing

Standard entry requirements

Rule A: You have completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7 or overseas equivalent) in any discipline.If you are admitted on this basis, you will be eligible for admission under Rule A. Please see the Rule A Course Structure (Program of Study).Rule B: You have completed one of the following qualifications (or an overseas equivalent) in a discipline relevant to your chosen major:*Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7)Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)Bachelor with Honours (AQF Level 8)Masters (AQF Level 9)

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus Domestic: $37,896
International: $42,324
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $37,896
International: $42,324
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) Domestic: $48,816
International: $56,432
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus), UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply.

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