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Crosscultural Communication


Master of Crosscultural Communication

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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, 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. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
MACRCUCO-01 Master of Crosscultural Communication

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 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.
Admission to candidature for the degree requires a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Crosscultural Communication are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the Crosscultural Communication subject area.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Crosscultural Communication a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
a maximum of 42 credit points from elective or core elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the Crosscultural Communication subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including from unit of study offered by other faculties; and
6 credit points from capstone units of study.

6 Recognition of Prior Learning

Waivers and credit may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
Credit may be granted for up to 50% of course requirements for relevant incomplete postgraduate qualifications.
Candidates offered direct admission to the Master of Crosscultural Communication may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points, subject to the following:
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a qualification at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a relevant discipline as defined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.
The maximum combined credit and reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2015.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2015 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 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.