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CF08 - Master of Letters

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Overview

Course Overview

This program is for graduates looking to advance or diversify their careers or to fulfill a personal interest in film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary and cultural studies, liberal studies, media studies and visual culture. The Master of Letters at CQUniversity provides a flexible program of postgraduate study.  It is an opportunity to engage in structured reading, research and writing on topics of your choice under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

 

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Career Information

Turn your interest into expertise. This course is for graduates looking to advance or diversify their careers or to fulfill a personal interest in creative writing.

Course Details
Duration 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MLitt
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)
Course Fees
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $21,624.00

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Please note, entry to the program is dependent on supervisor availability and is subject to approval by the Head of Program.
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Please note, entry to the program is dependent on supervisor availability and is subject to approval by the Head of Program.
Distance

Overseas Availabilities

Term 1 - 2021

Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Please note, entry to the program is dependent on supervisor availability and is subject to approval by the Head of Program.
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Please note, entry to the program is dependent on supervisor availability and is subject to approval by the Head of Program.
Distance
For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

This program is available to students who have a degree from a recognised higher education institution and who have achieved a grade point average of at least 5.

 

 

Students wishing to specialise in the History stream must have previously completed relevant undergraduate study, or equivalent in this area.

 

 

Please note, entry to the program is dependent on supervisor availability and is subject to approval by the Head of Program.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Fees and Charges
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  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $21,624.00
Higher Education
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 21
2020 20
2019 19
2018 12
2017 9
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in the academic and humanities and social science context.
  • Respecting, and being able to interact with, an individual’s or group’s religion, culture and other differences.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate to creative writing/studies and be positive and receptive to processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer or professional creative writing/arts industries professional.
  • Processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with other creative writing/arts individuals in the professional creative writing/arts environment.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Contributing to on-line discussion forums and tutorials with peers and academics using respectful language and tone.
  • Effectively controlling emotions, responses and behaviour when dealing with challenging situations in professional settings.
  • Complying with the behavioural standards identified in academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as the Student Charter, the Student Misconduct Policy, and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of professional organisations which regulate such issues as copyright, plagiarism, liable and fair use laws in relation to creative writing/arts practice.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Understanding and adhering to university and workplace policy around the use of social media online discussion forums, email and other electronic forms of communication.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Formally observing academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, Assessment of Coursework Policy, and the Assessment of Coursework Procedure.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, and a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Using your nominated creative writing/arts form/s to communicate with an audience both inside and outside of the university.
  • Having sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums and/or accessing, reading and responding to emails.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation, and referencing to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing the required information in a logical and legible report or other written format that clearly communicates the intended message, and do so in a timely manner that meets professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets creative writing/arts practice requirements.
  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possess sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include accessing learning support resources, completing and/or submitting relevant on-line assessments, responding to emails, and/or participating in on-line forums.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
  • Being adept and proficient in manipulating formatting and displaying information necessary in creating the creative artefact/text.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate creative writing/arts knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in creative writing/arts practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions of the discipline (e.g. Harvard Author-Date referencing style).
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in creative writing/arts projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear creative writing/arts documentation in order to progress your creative writing/arts career.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Employing sufficient visual and/or auditory capacity and/or acuity to access course learning materials in order to use and apply appropriate creative writing/arts knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Employing sufficient visual and/or auditory capacity and/or acuity to apply theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in creative writing/arts practice.
  • Employing sufficient visual and/or auditory capacity and/or acuity to construct written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions of the discipline (e.g. Harvard Author-Date referencing style).
  • Employing sufficient visual and/or auditory capacity and/or acuity to competently read, write and accurately interpret information to convey language effectively in creative writing/arts projects and services.
  • Employing sufficient visual and/or auditory capacity and/or acuity to produce accurate, concise and clear creative writing/arts documentation in order to progress your creative writing/arts career.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • The ability to be able to rapidly build rapport with other students/colleagues/clients in order to engage them professionally.
  • The capacity to be able to respond empathically and respectfully to multiple viewpoints and perspective.
  • The ability to engage with effective communication skills to convey creative and innovative thinking.
  • The ability to display empathy when engaging with peers, colleagues, professional and academic staff.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course.
  • Identifying when your own art practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and/or reactions.
  • Reflecting on personal situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Recognising in your own work an understanding of, and adherence with, academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as the Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy, Assessment of Coursework Policy, and the Assessment of Coursework Procedure.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • You have the ability to actively participate in tasks related to the course.
  • You are able to effectively demonstrate the required mental energy and endurance in performing creative writing skills and completing the learning activities of the course, as well as according to set time frames.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • You will be able to interact with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • You will be able to interact with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
  • You will be able to operate electronic equipment such as computer video cameras and associated audio functions where required.
  • You will be able to draw with a pencil or pen.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • You will be able to demonstrate the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, and in response to supervisor feedback.
  • You will be able to critically self-reflect on situations that may/may not have gone well, and take the learning point(s) from that situation.
  • You will be able to interact and engage with individuals and/or groups in a respectful and culturally competent manner.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Using a computer for studies, regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email system for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using word processing for development of assignments.
  • Accessing and interacting with other students and lecturers through Learning Management Systems such as Moodle and Zoom.
  • Using a variety of computer programs and online platforms suitable to your course of study.
  • Submitting assessment work that complies with academic and non-academic policies and procedures such as Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy, Assessment of Coursework Policy, and the Assessment of Coursework Procedure.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate advanced and current specialist knowledge within a specific discipline or across a number of cognate disciplines.
  • 2. Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and protocols within a specific discipline/practice field or across a number of cognate disciplines /practice fields.
  • 3. Demonstrate high level theoretical understanding of the discipline of study being engaged with and the capacity to critically evaluate existent theories within specific disciplines and to apply these to a range of knowledges and practices.
  • 4. Demonstrate the capacity to communicate high level discipline concepts to a wide range of audiences.
  • 5. Demonstrate the capacity to employ creativity in professional practice and/or for ongoing learning.
  • 6. Demonstrate the capacity for high level personal responsibility for learning and reflection on learning processes.
  • 7. Demonstrate the capacity to formulate, research and successfully execute a discipline based research project.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
More Details
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