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Master of Letters


Master of Letters

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
DC033 Master of Letters

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Specialisations

The Master of Letters is available in the following specialisations:
Creative Writing
Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
Museum Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies
Completion of a specialisation is a requirement of the course. Candidates wishing to transfer between specialisations should contact the Faculty student office.

5 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
The degree of Master of Letters requires the candidate to have successfully completed the requirements for the Master of Arts degree or an equivalent master's degree, at a minimum credit (65%) average.

6 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Letters are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study under the specialisation the candidate is undertaking.
To qualify for the Master of Letters a candidate must complete a treatise of 24 credit points (comprised of two units of study valued at 12 credit points each).

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.