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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts is designed to enable graduates to pursue further studies in an area of personal interest, for professional development, or as a pathway to higher degree research, by studying a number of graduate-level units. Whilst completing their major, students are able to tailor a program of study to suit their interests by enrolling in units within the one subject area, or selecting units from a range of subject areas, as listed for this course.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisiona;/Unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Examples of careers that may be bolstered by a Master of Arts include, but are not limited to:  

  • public relations 
  • foreign affairs 
  • overseas aid and development agencies  
  • political and social advocacy 
  • journalism 
  • criminal justice.  

PSW Opportunity

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional  2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa  (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Bachelor with Honours or AQF Level 9 Masters qualification in a relevant discipline.

Relevant disciplines - include the following:

Please note – not all Majors are available to all candidates. Majors highlighted with an ** are only available to candidates admitted under admission rule (c).

  • Ancient History: Archaeology; Classical Languages; History; Philosophy; Religious Studies.
  • Ancient Near East: Archaeology; History; Studies in Religion
  • Archaeology: Ancient History; Classical Languages; History; Indigenous Studies.
  • Asian Studies: Asian Languages; Chinese; Political Science.
  • Chinese Studies: Chinese Language and Cultural Studies.
  • Classical World: Ancient History, Classical Languages; History.
  • English: Communication and Media Studies; Drama and Theatre Studies; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science; Studies in Human Society.
  • Environmental Advocacy: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Environmental Studies; Development Studies; Policy Studies; Political Science; Sociology; Studies in Human Societies.
  • French Studies: French Language and Culture Studies.
  • Geography: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Studies in Human Societies.
  • German Studies: German Language and Cultural Studies
  • History: Ancient History; Archaeology; Heritage Studies; History; Indigenous Studies; Languages; Philosophy; Religious Studies.
  • Indigenous Studies**: Archaeology; Curriculum and Education Studies; History; Policy Studies; Political Science.
  • Indonesian Studies: Indonesian Language and Cultural Studies.
  • Italian Studies: Italian Language and Cultural Studies.
  • Linguistics: English; Languages; or Education with a major in English literacy, LOTE, or ESL.
  • Media and Communications: Communication and Media Studies; Language and Literature; Performing Arts; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science and Policy Studies; Studies in Human Society.
  • Music: Musicology; Music Performance; Music Composition; Music Technology and Production.
  • Peace Studies: Criminology; Law; Policy Studies; Political Science; Social Work.
  • Philosophy: Religious Studies.
  • Political and International Studies: International Relations; Policy Studies; Political Science; Security Studies; Studies in Human Society.
  • Regional Change Management**: Geography; Policy Studies; Political Science; Studies in Human Society.
  • Sociology: Criminology; Geography; History; Linguistics; Peace Studies; Politics.
  • Studies in Religion: Ancient History; History; Philosophy.
  • Theatre and Performance: English; Media and Communications; Performance; Theatre Studies; Writing.
  • Writing: Communication and Media Studies; History; Literature; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Policy Studies.

  • Course Code: 031796B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 56432 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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