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Postgraduate Courses

The Faculty of Arts is a diverse and thought-provoking arena for your postgraduate study. Our courses broaden your outlook and provide analytical and research skills which will prove valuable to you in all your professional activities. In many cases you can begin with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma and work your way up to a masters.

We offer two types of Postgraduate Study: postgraduate study by coursework and postgraduate study by research.

Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate courses by area of study

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Ms Anneke Blom
Master of Arts in Children's Literature

"The support and flexibility that the degree and the teaching staff afforded was fantastic...I could work simultaneously while studying...and that really helped me later on when I was looking for employment."

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Ms Vanikala Selvarajah
Master of International Relations

"The most interesting and most beneficial part of the Master of International Relations was the coursework that was presented, the broad range of subjects…  

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Mr Ernie Kim
Master of International Communication

"What I learned during my postgraduate degree was the ability to think critically and also to think outside the box… Doing an Arts degree at Macquarie gave me the ability to do something unique for my company which is storytelling."

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Postgraduate research

Higher research degrees are awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has the capacity to conduct research independently, and forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject. Our research programs can lead to two different research qualifications:

Research Training Pathway

In 2013, Macquarie introduced Australia's first international standard two year research training pathway program, Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research. This is Macquarie's new core pathway to Higher Degree Research study.