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  • Objectives
    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 CQU 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.
  • 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.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Letters
  • Course description

    About Master of Letters

    Whether your goal is a further qualification or simply intellectual stimulation and personal enrichment, the Master of Letters at CQU 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.

    The Master of Letters is an exciting program run out of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education.

    The following study areas are available: film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary and cultural studies, liberal studies, media studies and visual culture.


    Career Opportunities

    Turn your interest into expertise. 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.


    Program Structure

    To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 48 units of credit, comprising 4 coursework courses (24 units of credit), plus a dissertation (24 units of credit).

    The assessment of each coursework course is based on 5 000 words. The length of the dissertation will be 15 000 to 20 000 words.

    The MLitt is available in the following areas: film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary and cultural studies, liberal studies, media studies and visual culture.

    If you are completing the MLitt in two years you will study 2 coursework courses in each term in the first year and in the following year the dissertation, as follows:

        * coursework A and coursework B in Term 1 Year 1;
        * coursework C and coursework D in Term 2 Year 1;
        * dissertation A in term 1 year 2; and
        * dissertation B in term 2 year 2.

    If you are completing in three years you will study 1 coursework course in each term in the first year and second year and in the last year the dissertation, as follows:

        * coursework A in term 1 year 1;
        * coursework B in term 2 year 1;
        * coursework C in term 1 year 2;
        * coursework D in term 2 year 2;
        * dissertation A in term 1 year 3; and
        * dissertation B in term 2 year 3

    Choose HUMT codes for humanities based courses, and CULT for cultural/communication based courses.

    Coursework
    Course Code     Course Name

    Humanities
    HUMT20012     Coursework A
    HUMT20013     Coursework B
    HUMT20014     Coursework C
    HUMT20015     Coursework D

    Contemporary communication
    CULT20018     Coursework E
    CULT20019     Coursework F
    CULT20020     Coursework G
    CULT20021     Coursework H

    Dissertation courses
    Course Code     Course Name
    Humanities
    HUMT20016     Research Dissertation A
    HUMT20017     Research Dissertation B

    Contemporary communication
    CULT20022     Research Dissertation A
    CULT20023     Research Dissertation B

    Note: Each of the courses above has been designated HUMT (Humanities) or CULT (for Contemporary communication).

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