The University of Western Australia Faculty Of Arts

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The University of Western Australia Faculty Of Arts

The University of Western Australia (UWA) ranks 88th in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities and in the top 50 for History and English and Cultural Studies in the QS World University rankings. It is equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2012including graduate starting salaries, employment prospects, staff qualifications, research intensity and student demand.

The Faculty of Arts has excelled in teaching and researching for over a century and is committed to the pursuit of intellectual inquiry and advancement of knowledge in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Faculty provides a rich intellectual environment for both domestic and international students who are enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Arts degrees.

There are three schools within the Faculty; the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Music. The humanities deal with histories, literatures and cultures of all areas of human civilisation. The social sciences study sociology, anthropology, archaeology, political science and other forms of human behaviour and organisation. Music specialises in performance, composition, music education and musicology. The Faculty has a strong focus on languages teaching French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean as well as Ancient Greek and Latin.

Researchers and students are also able to take advantage of the nine research centres and institutes incorporated within the faculty.

We like to keep in contact with our Arts graduates and many have achieved very successful career which are featured on our website.


UWA is well known for playing a prominent role in the cultural life of Perth as the founder of the Perth International Arts Festival, host of the Perth Writers Festival and has a substantial public concert program through the School of Music.



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Combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Perth

Transform your career - graduate with two masters degrees in two years by completing a Master of International Relations in combination with a Master of International Law. [+]

Combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law Developing international leaders for a global future Transform your career - graduate with two masters degrees in two years by completing a Master of International Relations in combination with a Master of International Law. The University of Western Australia, through the cross-disciplinary expertise of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts, is providing a one of a kind opportunity for graduates to attain two sought after qualifications through the combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law. Suited to both legal and non-legal professionals, students acquire both qualifications in a shorter time frame than if undertaking them individually through the granting of advanced standing of key relevant units. Master of International Relations The Master of International Relations is a professionally-oriented postgraduate degree that equips graduates with the advanced academic training and essential practical skills required to gain employment and operate effectively in a range of careers that require expertise about our complex, dynamic and globalised world. Master of International Law The Master of International Law is taught by a team of international experts and is equally appropriate to Law and non-Law professionals. Graduates attain a sound understanding of the theory and practice of international law and how international institutions work. Course structure If completing as two separate degrees consecutively Master of International Relations: 1.5 years (12 units) Master of International Law : 1 year (8 units) If completing as combined degree concurrently Graduate in 2 years (6 months early) (Comprises of 10 International Relations units and 6 International Law units) Admission requirements Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both their chosen courses. How to apply Applications need to be made for both degrees separately. Information in this publication is correct as at September 2014, but is subject to change from time to time. In particular, the University reserves the right to change the content and/or the method of presentation and/ or the method of assessment of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or course which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or course and/ or to vary arrangements for any course. [-]

Master of Heritage Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years January 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Heritage Studies aims to meet the training needs of all those who wish to work in a field that intersects with heritage. [+]

Master of Heritage Studies About the course The Master of Heritage Studies aims to meet the training needs of all those who wish to work in a field that intersects with heritage, be this in government, the business sector, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, museums, universities, heritage agencies, national and provincial parks and more. Two areas of specialisation are offered: Indigenous Australian heritage and international heritage. Drawing on Australia’s leadership and experience in developing socially engaged and socially responsible heritage practice, this degree covers all types of heritage and offers training in working with, caring for and sharing heritage. Issues of legislation, management, conservation, tourism, development, stewardship, presentation, sustainability, ethics and commodification are some of those covered. Heritage Studies is an area of particular research strength at UWA. You will be taught by international experts, have the option of gaining heritage experience in China, take part in heritage study tours and undertake professional heritage work placements. Western Australia is heritage-rich, with 50,000+ years of tangible Indigenous heritage and vibrant intangible heritage traditions. The course is taught through the Faculty of Arts and the School of Indigenous Studies. The Faculty of Arts has over 3000 students studying across a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, cultural and social studies, languages and music. The School of Indigenous Studies teaches courses in Indigenous knowledge, history and heritage to Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, and provides the cultural and academic leadership, strong Indigenous student support and quality Indigenous knowledge, teaching and research, to enable the University to fulfil its Indigenous higher education objectives. Course structure This course consists of units up to a total value of 96 points. Year 1: Take the two compulsory units plus six optional units. Year 2: Write a dissertation, undertake a professional work placement and either (a) do a study tour or (b) take an additional two optional units. Students who successfully complete 24 points may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Studies, whilst those who successfully complete 48 points may graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies. Students have up to 5 years to complete the Master of Heritage Studies. Students who have completed a major in Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage or equivalent, as recognised by the Faculty and School, may be eligible for advanced standing for conversion units up to the value of 24 points. Compulsory units 1. Debates in Heritage Studies Providing the theoretical underpinnings of the degree, this unit considers the history of heritage studies and provides the opportunity to engage critically with contemporary heritage debates, especially non-Western critiques of early heritage writings. It includes discussions around the definition of heritage and how people from a broad spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds, locally and globally, theorise and work with heritage. 2. Working with Stakeholders Learn how to work and interact with a range of stakeholders, especially Indigenous communities, as well as the nature of Aboriginal knowledge in relation to heritage and the basic level of cultural literacy required for ethical and professional heritage practice. Experts in Indigenous world views and culture share their community experiences. Optional units 3. Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts Investigate the processes of identification, assessment, and management of cultural significance in a range of places, globally to locally, across the three international areas of conservation: cultural landscapes, historic towns, and urban conservation areas. Using global and local case studies, examine how places have been assessed, recorded and protected, and the levels of conservation planning that have been applied to them. 4. Archaeological Resource Management Archaeology has two main themes: the presentation of archaeology to the public and the public’s perception of archaeology; and archaeology as heritage, including the reasons for protecting archaeological remains, the mechanisms for doing this within the existing legislative framework. Topics include ownership of archaeological heritage, repatriation, archaeology and identity and presenting archaeology. 5. Foundations in Heritage Management Investigate the shift from object-based to significance-based heritage management systems. Review types of significance and how it is determined. Consider how to build significance-based heritage management frameworks and plans. 6. The Business of Sustainable Heritage Offering a practical overview of how to run a financially sustainable heritage business, this unit probes a range of good business practices that can lay the groundwork for financial sustainability. Explore common mistakes and the practices to help avoid them. Including payroll, financial management and reporting, tax and auditing, subsidy models and grant funding options, this course is case study heavy. 7. Intangible Heritage Learn the technical and practical knowledge of what constitutes intangible cultural heritage. Explore how the relevant international conventions and operational guidelines can be applied, or require developing. Develop your ability to analyse critically and reflect on the core relationship between heritage and identity, and the meaning and role of heritage in our society. 8. Heritage and Development in Asia Address the relationship between heritage and its impact on national development, through policy, practice and issues in Asia. Examine heritage conservation case studies and explore how policy and practice interact with issues such as political change, economic development, urbanisation, migration and globalisation in specific cultural and political contexts. 9. History and Heritage Vocationally oriented, this unit explores key issues faced by historians working in the heritage industry today. It includes methods workshops and off-campus trips. Be introduced to the excitement, challenges and opportunities of working as an historian in the heritage industry. 10. Heritage Governance: Global to Local Understand the background to and concept of heritage governance, as well as the legal mechanisms, at various levels used in heritage conservation. Investigate the major international treaties for the conservation of world heritage, underwater cultural heritage, movable heritage, intangible heritage and cultural expression, as well as the translation of those legal obligations into local and national practice. 11. International and Indigenous Special Topics Custom designed to meet the particular interests of enrolled students and the availability of guest lecturers, these special units provide the opportunity for an in-depth consideration of a heritage subject not otherwise covered and that is of special topical relevance. How do I apply? Admission requirements Applicants for the Master of Heritage Studies need to have achieved an average mark of at least 65% in their undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualifications, life-skills, as recognised by the Faculty. Language requirements English: IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0. How to apply To apply online, domestic and international applicants should visit studyat.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/ apply Fees, scholarships and grants Various scholarships are available. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. Please contact The Postgraduate Administration Office for further information (details at right). Key dates Applications for a beginning of year entry open in September and close mid January. Applications for a mid-year entry open in April and close mid June. International students are encouraged to apply early, allowing sufficient time for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa. [-]

Master of International Development

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 Australia Perth

The programme engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. [+]

Master of International Development RANKED FIRST IN AUSTRALIA FOR LIFE AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES* The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a science-focused university, internationally renowned for excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty of Science has a collaborative environment, and its emphasis on shared academic resources and expertise across discipline areas creates a rich and dynamic learning experience. Master of International Development with specialisations in Development Policy and Practice Economics of Development Politics and Development UWA’s breadth of expertise across the science disciplines is unequalled! The Master of International Development engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. You are provided with a grounding in international development concepts, theories and approaches as well as the analytical and practical skills needed to engage with the complex challenges of contemporary international development. You have the flexibility to either specialise in a particular area of interest, or to develop core skills and knowledge across three areas of specialisation. Career opportunities The Master of International Development enables you to build a diverse and rewarding career path in local and international development, from field-based roles to research and policy within education and government. Prospective employers include aid and development agencies, government departments, non-government organisations, and international institutions such as the United Nations. Each of the specialisations are also pathways to Higher Degree by Research and an academic career in international development. Course structure You will study two core units: Case Studies in Development Practice Critical Perspectives in International Development Specialisations The three specialisation areas provide a focused learning experience in areas of key demand. You complete two common core units as well as units within your specialisation. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of elective units to complement your specific interests and focus. Development Policy and Practice: This specialisation, coordinated within the discipline of geography, uses place and spatial scale as a framework for understanding the various dimensions of poverty and under-development as well as techniques and approaches for addressing these inequalities. Economics of Development: This specialisation, coordinated by the School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, uses the tools of economic analysis to examine development challenges with a focus on agriculture, environment, and rural development . Politics and Development: This specialisation, coordinated within the discipline of political science, analyses and interprets the geo-political dimensions of international development and considers the political implications of development and underdevelopment. You may apply to replace the equivalent of half a year’s units with a research project. Admission requirements You must have a relevant bachelor’s degree. English Language Competence You must demonstrate a minimum level of English Language Competence. Key information While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if you have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years. Example cognate areas are: Geography, Human Geography and Planning, Political Science and International Relations, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology and Sociology, Economics. Partial scholarships are available for high achieving international students. Intake periods: February and July each year [-]

Master of International Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The primary aim of the Master of International Journalism is to produce the best student journalists across all media formats - print, broadcast and digital. This masters course will give students the ability to generate original journalism to a high industry standard. [+]

Master of International JournalismThe primary aim of the Master of International Journalism is to produce the best student journalists across all media formats - print, broadcast and digital. This masters course will give students the ability to generate original journalism to a high industry standard, while at the same encouraging them to think critically about journalism in a global context.Course description, features and facilitiesProminent political journalist and Foundation Professor of Journalism, Peter van Onselen, working with other academics and acclaimed industry professionals will introduce students to leading journalists and scholars, providing a combination of theory and practical experience. Students will learn, through the practice of news and feature story production, the ability to research across disciplines as well as to question received knowledge and to construct coherent, logical analysis of the contemporary social world.... [-]


Master of International Relations

Campus Full time Part time 18 months January 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of International Relations course is designed both for those purely interested in acquiring a better understanding of global governance and politics, as well as those seeking a qualification to enhance their career prospects. [+]

Master of International RelationsThe Master of International Relations course is designed both for those purely interested in acquiring a better understanding of global governance and politics, as well as those seeking a qualification to enhance their career prospects. This masters course enables graduates to acquire (at an advanced level) the theoretical, historical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to the analysis of contemporary international relations and is particularly oriented toward understanding developments, outlooks, relationships and possibilities in the Asia-Pacific region. Course description, features and facilitiesThe course develops students’capacities to collect and interpret information; to analyse arguments, policies and developments; and to construct cogent verbal and written arguments on international relations subjects. It also gives students an appreciation of the ways in which knowledge of international relations is utilised, including in professional employment.Career opportunitiesThis course is relevant to people interested in working in businesses and government agencies with international linkages, agencies involved in regional or global governance, or international non-government organisations. Expertise in international relations complements qualifications in a range of professional areas and is applicable to a variety of employment options.*Please check www.studyat.uwa.edu.au website for up to date price.... [-]


Master of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

Discover the history of castles, cathedrals, Vikings and witches. Interpret medieval manuscripts, Renaissance art and the plays of Shakespeare. [+]

Master of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesDiscover the history of castles, cathedrals, Vikings and witches. Interpret medieval manuscripts, Renaissance art and the plays of Shakespeare. The Master of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is a multidisciplinary coursework degree that explores the life, literature and thought of Europe from the fifth to the eighteen century.Course description, features and facilitiesThis course prepares students for advanced research by providing or upgrading key skills and by introducing new theoretical approaches which enhance your ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner. Students learn how to read manuscripts, historical records and literary works of the period as they interpret key issues and events in thought and society. Students conduct their own research projects in history, literature, philosophy and art, with expert staff guidance. The course covers such topics as paleography, diplomatics, literature and legend, pre-modern ideas of science, medicine and religion and early modern economies.Career opportunitiesMEMS graduates are well prepared for employment in areas such as journalism, the media, cultural and heritage institutions (e.g. museums and art galleries), the diplomatic corps, publishing, education, business and private administration, as well as in the Commonwealth and state public services.... [-]


Master of Professional Archaeology

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Master of Professional Archaeology has been developed in response to the growth in industrial and mining sectors globally, as well as the recognition of the value and sustainability of archaeological heritage. [+]

Master of Professional Archaeology The Master of Professional Archaeology has been developed in response to the growth in industrial and mining sectors globally, as well as the recognition of the value and sustainability of archaeological heritage. The primary aim of this course is to provide advanced archaeology training in the values and knowledge of a professional archaeologist. The course bridges existing skills-gaps and will take your career to the next level. Course description, features and facilitiesThe Master of Professional Archaeology is the first professional archaeology postgraduate course in Western Australia. The course includes archaeological heritage assessment and management; understanding legislation, permits and approvals; working with stakeholders; cataloguing and database management, as well as advanced survey, excavation and conservation methods. Students will develop cultural literacy and a critical understanding of professional practices and enhance their professional skills in archaeology, analysis, and contemporary heritage work.Archaeology at UWA has strong links with the professional sector, museums, government and industry and the course will be accredited by the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists. In the first year of study, intensive learning is facilitated by face-to-face and on-line teaching. In their second year, students will complete professional placements, develop professional project design skills and write a 16,000 word report or thesis. Career opportunitiesResource companies, governments and community organisations are in need of professionally trained archaeologists to evaluate, record and preserve many different environments; Graduates of this course will attract resources industry interest both in Australia and overseas. *Please check the UWA website for up to date price. ... [-]


Master of Strategic Communication

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Australia Perth

The University of Western Australia’s new Master of Strategic Communication course has been designed for professionals aspiring to become trusted senior communication advisors in the workplace. [+]

Master of Strategic Communication About the course The University of Western Australia’s new Master of Strategic Communication course has been designed for professionals aspiring to become trusted senior communication advisors in the workplace. Every organisation around the world relies on communication, both internally and externally, and the majority of these organisations are challenged by the complexity of today’s multi-channel environment. Strategic communication professionals are therefore in higher demand than ever before. Participate in the global communications environment and become equipped to work across a range of industry, government, agency and community organisations. A broad understanding of strategic communication, including its history and relationship to media policy, practice, public relations, journalism and production will be studied. Strategy development skills and communication project management, including requisite research, consultation and reporting skills will be obtained, as well as a broad knowledge of the global media environment. The course is taught through the Faculty of Arts, a founding faculty of the University, which boasts an inspiring history, highly successful graduates and outstanding international research results. The Faculty provides a rich intellectual environment with over 3,000 students studying Arts in a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social and cultural sciences, languages and music. Career prospects Government, community organisations and charities are demonstrating significant growth in strategic communication roles, where graduates advise on corporate communications, community liaison projects, human resource-based projects such as change management, and more. Private organisations such as consumer marketing, agencies, media and broadcasting, advertising, digital communications or sales organisations all require strategic communication professionals, particularly in relationship management, strategic planning, advisory, account executive or project management positions. The course may lead to senior communications roles or even general management positions. Course structure Students have a choice of study - by coursework OR by coursework and dissertation. Core Units: Strategic Communication in a Digital Era Digital Media: Theory and Practice Communication Strategies for Change Organisational Communication and Project Management Global Media and Cross-Cultural Communication Strategic Representation and Promotion Other Units: GROUP A: Work Placement A (Domestic) Work Placement B (International) GROUP B: Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing and Society Media Law and Ethics Science and the Media Concepts in Communication Sexuality, Media, Culture iGeneration Students in the Coursework stream take at least one unit from group A and electives from group B. Students in the Coursework and Dissertation stream take the “Strategic Communication Dissertation” plus either one unit from Group A or two from Group B. Students who successfully complete 4 units may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication, whilst those who successfully complete 6 units may graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication. Students have up to 5 years to complete the Master of Strategic Communication. How do I apply? Admission requirements Applicants need to have achieved an average mark of at least 65% in their undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualifications and/or life-skills, as recognised by the Faculty. Language requirements English: IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with individual items no less than 6.0. How to Apply To apply online, domestic and international applicants should visit studyat.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/ apply Scholarships and grants Various scholarships are available. Please contact The Student Office for further information. Key dates Applications for a beginning of year entry open in September and close mid January. Applications for a mid-year entry open in April and close mid June. International students are encouraged to apply early, allowing sufficient time for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa. [-]

Master of Translation Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 years  - 5 years  February 2017 Australia Western Australia + 1 more

The Master of Translation Studies offers fully accredited translation training between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian (in both directions). [+]

The Master of Translation Studies provides world class specialised translation training between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian (in both directions). This accredited course is designed for students pursuing bilingual and multilingual careers and has been developed by leading translation scholars whose work represents the frontier of translation studies.  Students learn useful and versatile communication skills with simulated classroom teaching and laboratory demonstration. Students also have the opportunity to participate in overseas internships through cultural and language exchange programs at partner universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Europe as well as receiving individual supervision of a specialised translation research project.... [-]