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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Master of Arts (MA) in Music by research The Master of Arts (MA) in Music degree is a postgraduate degree in research that can be undertaken full-time or part-time. The research can be in musicology or ethnomusicology, but can also include another subdiscipline of academic music studies as long as the research undertaken is of a scholarly nature.
Master of Arts (MA) in Music by research The Master of Arts (MA) in Music degree is a postgraduate degree in research that can be undertaken full-time or part-time. The research can be in musicology or ethnomusicology, but can also include another subdiscipline of academic music studies as long as the research undertaken is of a scholarly nature.

Qualification: MA 

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time

School: Wits School of Arts

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

Master of Arts by Research, Music Programme Code: ARA00

The MA consists of a written research dissertation.

Before research and writing commences for the dissertation, the student will be required to submit a proposal within six months after their first registration (part-time students have twelve months in which to submit this document).

The length of the proposal should be between 6 000 and 7 000 words. Once the proposal is accepted by Faculty, work should begin on the dissertation. See the Faculty’s Graduate Studies Handbook document for further information.

Supervision

The MA is a research degree that is undertaken through supervision, rather than formal taught courses. Notwithstanding this, and depending on the nature of the work and the intake of candidates, there may from time to time be seminar-type classes, attendance at and participation in which will be compulsory.

Depending on the nature of the envisioned research project, some candidates may need more than one supervisor. The School will only accept candidates for whom a suitable supervisor(s) are available and will attempt to involve expertise from other divisions within the School where necessary. In the case of co-supervision one of the supervisors will be appointed as primary supervisor.

Expectations of the dissertation

For master’s level research the work should demonstrate competencies in a number of areas. These include the presentation of a clearly stated research question or problem, a detailed literature review incorporating a critical approach to the literature surrounding the topic, an overview of the methodology used to obtain and process the data, a precise approach to data collection as well as an intellectual and thoughtful approach to analysis and interpretation of this data. The study also needs to contain a conclusion in which the results of the study are analysed in relation to the research question as well as the field more generally.

Scope of the dissertation
The length of the dissertation should be between 40 000 and 45 000 words.

Submission of dissertation

The deadline date for dissertation submissions is mid-February. Students will need to complete the required forms and obtain written permission and approval from the supervisor before submitting the work.

Annual report

It is important to meet regularly with your supervisor and draw up a schedule that suits your particular study. You will also be expected to submit an annual report to your supervisor which outlines the progress you have made and your plans for the next registration period.

Applicants for the MA must typically have graduated with a BMus, BMus Honours, or other undergraduate music degree. Evidence of research previously conducted (such as a long essay or article) (with a mark of at least 65%) should be submitted as part of the application.

Applicants who have not recently completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course or degree that involves written research, such as a long essay or mini-dissertation, may be required to present a sample of writing and/or successfully complete, as a co- requisite, a research methodology course within the University; a co-requisite course is not part of the MA itself, but in addition to it.

Applicants should, in the first instance, initiate discussion of their proposed plans for the creative work and research with relevant Wits Music staff. See the Wits School of Arts website (wits.ac.za/wsoa/music/staff/) for staff and their contact details.

Once it has been established that there is supervisory expertise within the area of creative work the applicant wishes to pursue, the applicant should complete a Faculty of Humanities Application for Postgraduate Study form, obtainable from the Wits School of Arts’ postgraduate administrator at PG.WSOA@wits.ac.za, or apply online at: wits.ac.za/postgraduate/. In addition, as an attachment to the form, applicants should include a one-page statement outlining their intended creative work and research.

Programme Code Programme Title Plan Description SA Cutoff Date International Cutoff Date
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Archaeology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Geography 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Human Geography 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Archaeology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Geography 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Archaeology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Geography 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Archaeology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Geography 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Organisational Psychology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Psychology 16/09/2022 16/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Social and Psychological Research 16/09/2022 16/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Social Development 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA01 Master of Arts in Audiology by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Audiology by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA02 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology 03/05/2022 03/05/2022
ACA03 Master of Arts in Community-Based Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Community-Based Counselling Psychology 16/05/2022 16/05/2022
ACA05 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA14 Master of Arts in Social Work by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Social Work by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA17 Master of Arts in Social Work by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Social Work by Coursework and Research Report 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Audiology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Psychology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Social Work 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Speech-Language Pathology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Industrial Social Work 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Psychology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Psychology 16/09/2022 16/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Social Development 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA02 Master of Arts in Audiology by Research Master of Arts in Audiology by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA05 Master of Arts in Social Work by Research Master of Arts in Social Work by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA06 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Research Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HCA01 Master of Education (in Educational Psychology) Master of Education (Educational Psychology) 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HRA01 Master of Education (Educational Psychology) Master of Education (Educational Psychology) 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report African Languages and Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report African Literature 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report English 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Interpreting and Translation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Journalism and Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Publishing Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Translation and Interpreting 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA06 Master of Arts in Translation by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Translation by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA15 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report ICT Policy and Regulation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA16 Master of Arts in Translation by Coursework and Research Report (Interpreting) Master of Arts in Translation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy African Languages and Linguistics 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy African Literature 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Creative Writing 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy English 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Interpreting and Translation 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Journalism and Media Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Linguistics 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Media Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Portuguese 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Publishing Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Translation and Interpreting 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours African Languages and Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours African Literature 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Creative Writing 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours English 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours European Literature 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours French 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours German 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Interpreting 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Italian 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Journalism and Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Portuguese 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Publishing Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Spanish and Latin American Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Translation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours African Literature and English 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours African Literature and Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English and French 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English and History of Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English and Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English and Philosophy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English and Political Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours English Literature and Translation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours French and Translation Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Translation and Publishing Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA02 Bachelor of Arts Honours in South African Sign Language Bachelor of Arts with Honours in South African Sign Language 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research African Languages and Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research African Literature 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Creative Writing 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research English 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research French 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Journalism and Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Linguistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Media Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Portuguese Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Publishing Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research South African Sign Language 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA07 Master of Arts in Translation by Research Master of Arts in Translation by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AXA04 Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AXA10 Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting Interpreting 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AXA10 Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting Translation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Anthropology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Applied Ethics for Professionals 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Critical Diversity Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Demography and Population Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Development Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report E-Science 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Health Demography 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Health Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Histories of the Global South 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report History 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report History and Film Documentary 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report International Relations 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Labour and Economic Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Labour Policy and Globalisation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Labour, Economic and Development Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Migration and Displacement 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Philosophy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Political Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Anthropology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Critical Diversity Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Demography and Population Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Development Sociology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Development Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Diversity Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy General Sociology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Health Sociology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy History 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy International Relations 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Labour and Economic Sociology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Migration and Displacement 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Philosophy 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Political Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Sociology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Anthropology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Critical Diversity Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Demography and Population Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Development Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Diversity Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours General Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Health Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours History 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours International Relations 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Labour and Economic Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Labour Policy and Globalisation 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Labour, Economic and Development Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Migration and Displacement 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Philosophy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Political Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Development Studies and International Relations 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours History and Politics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours International Relations and Politics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Philosophy and History 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Philosophy and Political Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Political Studies and Development Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Critical Diversity Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Demography and Population Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Development Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Diversity Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Health Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research History 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research History and Film Documentary 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research International Relations 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Labour and Economic Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Migration and Displacement 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Philosophy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Political Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Sociology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Contemporary Curatorial Practice 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Cultural Policy and Management 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Digital Arts 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Drama Therapy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Dramatic Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report History of Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Interactive Media Design 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA00 Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Theatre and Performance 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA09 Master of Arts in Heritage by Coursework and Research Report Master of Arts in Heritage by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ACA18 Master of Arts In Theatre and Performance Theatre and Performance 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Arts and Culture Management 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Cultural Policy and Management 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Digital Arts 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Drama 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Drama and Film 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Film and Television 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Fine Art 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Heritage Studies 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy History of Art 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Interactive Media Design 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Music 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Musicology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
ADA02 Doctor of Philosophy Theatre and Performance 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Arts, Culture and Heritage Management 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Cultural Policy and Management 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Digital Arts 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Drama and Film 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Drama Therapy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Film and Television 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Fine Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Heritage Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours History of Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Interdisciplinary Arts and Culture Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Music 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Theatre and Performance 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA01 Bachelor of Arts with Joint Honours Culture Management and History of Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Arts and Culture Management 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Cultural Policy and Management 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Digital Arts 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Drama and Film 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Film and Television 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research History of Art 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Music 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA00 Master of Arts by Research Theatre and Performance 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA08 Master of Arts in Dramatic Art by Research Master of Arts in Dramatic Art by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA09 Master of Arts in Fine Arts by Research Master of Arts in Fine Arts by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA10 Master of Arts in Heritage by Research Master of Arts in Heritage by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
ARA11 Master of Music Master of Music 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AXA00 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Applied Drama and Theatre Studies 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
AHA00 Bachelor of Arts Honours Applied Language and Literacy Education 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HCA00 Master of Education by Coursework and Research Report Master of Education by Coursework and Research Report 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HDA01 Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy (Education) 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
HHA00 Bachelor of Education Honours Bachelor of Education Honours 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HRA00 Master of Education by Research Master of Education by Research 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA00 Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching) 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA01 Postgraduate Diploma in Education Deaf Education 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA01 Postgraduate Diploma in Education Postgraduate Diploma in Education 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA01 Postgraduate Diploma in Education Postgraduate Diploma ind Education in the field of Digital Education and Online Teaching 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA02 Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Teaching and Education (Part-time) 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
HXA05 Postgraduate Diploma in Education in the field of Higher Education 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
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