Master Australian Studies

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  • Objectives
    To develop a critical understanding of modern Australia, including its history, politics, literature and film; to deepen and broaden an understanding of a particular area through the many perspectives of various disciplinary approaches. To acquire competence in relevant research approaches and methodologies.
  • Academic title
    MA Australian Studies
  • Course description

    Programme description

    - UK’s only and Europe’s leading Australian Studies master's programme.
    - All modules acknowledge the multicultural character of contemporary Australia, the continued existence of a complex and dynamic Aboriginal culture, and gender issues.
    - Offers an insight into the political, economic, social, cultural and external forces that have shaped the modern nation of Australia.

    Our modules examine approaches and methods in Australian Studies; the British legacy; the emergence of modern democracy and federalism; the impact of war and Australian interactions with Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region; the patterns of Australian literature, film and art.

    You must complete the two core modules: Approaches & Methods in Australian Studies and Twentieth-Century Australia: War & Society. You then select four elective modules, all of which are semester length studies. Options include: Aborigines, Europeans & Australians: Politics from Botany Bay to Mabo; Australian Art since 1788; Australian Film; Australian Politics; Australian Literature & Society: 1788 to 1938; Australian Literature & Society: 1938 to the Present. You will also complete a 10,000 word research dissertation.

    Programme format and assessment

    You will complete two core modules, four semester length electives and a 10,000 word dissertation. All modules are taught by weekly seminar, and assessed by written and oral coursework.

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