#22 in the world
We're ranked 22nd in the world for Arts and Humanities in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The only Master of Cultural Studies on offer in Australia, this program covers diverse topics of popular culture, media, gender, sexuality, globalisation and consumer culture. Using real-world examples, you will learn to analyse cultural forms and debate their significance in context.
Through this degree, you will also engage critically with culture in its manifest expressions and gain insight into identity, self-expression and embodiment.
Our degree is taught by world-renowned scholars, including Professor Elspeth Probyn and Professor Catherine Driscoll within the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, who draw upon cutting-edge research in this interdisciplinary field.
Engage with a dynamic postgraduate community and undertake cultural research as part of a well- established internship program, in a business, government or not-for-profit body.
Understanding cultural processes is key in many fields of work, from government and community sectors through to the arts, education and communication industries. One of the study options is an internship that enables you to undertake a research project with a relevant organisation upon departmental approval.
If you complete the dissertation component at Distinction level or above, you will be eligible to apply for a research degree.
Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) criteria below:
Admission to candidature for the Master of Cultural Studies (1.5 years full-time) requires:
Admission to candidature for the Master of Cultural Studies (1 year full-time) requires:
If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the Master’s degree, you may be able to enter via a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the Master’s after successful completion of the shorter course.
IELTS 7.0 – no band below 6.0
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