What will I learn?
Deepen your understanding of American politics, culture and society, and gain high-level analytical research and writing skills and a specialist understanding of United States military, political and cultural power. This degree asks you to think critically about the underlying theories and concepts of American studies, and America is influence in the world. The course gives you an international perspective on American politics and foreign policy, and will prepare you to reach your intellectual goals ranging from policy analysis to an appreciation of cultural power and historical change.
The Master of US Studies is designed to allow students to cater a tailored skillset according to their professional needs, in areas such as:
· Policy analysis
· Cultural research
· Public relations
· Media analysis
· Narrative Journalism
· International Relations
· Extended research
Candidates for the Master of US Studies are required to complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 6 credit points from core units of study;
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points from core elective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 48 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units can be taken from units of study outside those listed in the US Studies subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including units of study offered by other faculties.
(d) 24 credit points from capstone units of study.
Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Candidates must maintain a credit average result or above, normally over at least the first 4 units of study, in order to qualify for admission to the dissertation units of study. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study.
This course will equip you to pursue a career in government, international relations, business, media or education. Our graduates have gone on to roles including campaign organiser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Officer, non-profit/NGO sector campaign officer, chief political advisor, journalists and researchers.
Graduates of the Master of US Studies who have completed a dissertation with a meritorious grade are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in their chosen subject area.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.
Entry in the 1, 1.5 or 2 year degree program is determined by the criteria below:
Admission to candidature for the Master of US Studies (2 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification
Admission to candidature for the Master of US Studies (1.5 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree in a cognate field (Law, Humanities, Social Science) with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) an accelerated bachelor's degree (completed over 2 years) in Science or Commerce or
(c) relevant professional experience equivalent to the Graduate Certificate in US Studies
Admission to candidature for the Master of US Studies (1 year full-time) requires:
(a) completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in US Studies with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) an Honours degree in a relevant discipline or
(c) relevant professional work experience and a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average or an equivalent qualification
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading and Listening and 22 in Writing and 20 in Speaking
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$37,500.00 (US$ 29,333) per year
5 March 2018, 30 July 2018
The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia