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Course planning advice for Arts students


Undergraduate courses

It's important that students are familiar with the requirements for their course. When choosing level one units, you should aim to keep options open for the choice of level two and three units later in your course. You should check the units available in later years and any prerequisites, but also be aware that not all units are offered every year. Most majors have prerequisite units for progression to the next level.

Masters coursework courses

Our Masters coursework courses consist of core and elective units, including a capstone unit. It's important to check requirements for your course entry point - either 96 points over two years full-time (excluding Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies), 72 points over one and half years full-time, or 48 points over one year full-time (or part-time equivalent). All students must complete a minimum of 48 credit points at level 5, and so should take care when choosing between units offered at level 4 and 5 (where this option is offered). Be aware that not all units are offered every year.

To make sure you've completed all the requirements to be eligible to graduate, you need to check:

All courses

Course progression check

If you're not sure that you've structured your course properly, we can check for you and let you know. You'll need to fill out this online form:

If you need to speak to someone after getting a response to your course progression check, you can book a course advice appointment.

Course advice appointments

Arts Student Services have a number of course advisers to assist with course planning. They can also help you if you have difficulties with your studies due to academic or personal reasons. Course advice appointments are usually 15 minutes each.

If you're currently enrolled in any Arts Faculty course, including single subjects, and need advice with your course progression for the ARTS component, you can make an appointment with one of our course advisers.

For double degree students - if your enquiry relates to the non-arts component of your double degree, please contact the teaching Faculty for course advice, e.g. Business and Economics, Law, Science.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Before your appointment, you should check:

  • your course progression against relevant course/specialisation requirements
  • the number of credit points completed, enrolled, and required
  • your progress in compulsory and/or core units
  • the start date of your enrolment in the course to ensure you're on track for completion within the allowable time.

What if I can't keep my appointment?

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel by deregistering your original booking.

If you don't turn up for your appointment, we record no show on your student record as another student has missed out on being able to book that time. There's no limit to the number of appointments you can book, but if you book several appointments with a course adviser in a short period of time, they may suggest other ways of sourcing information. Depending on your circumstances, this may include using online forms or searching for information online.

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