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CF08 - Master of Letters

Master of Letters

Whether your goal is a further qualification or simply intellectual stimulation and personal enrichment, the Master of Letters at CQU provides a flexible program of postgraduate study.  It is an opportunity to engage in structured reading, research and writing on topics of your choice under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

The Master of Letters is an exciting joint program run out of the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Health & Sciences, and the School of Contemporary Communication, Faculty of Informatics and Communication.

The following study areas are available: film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary & cultural studies, welfare studies, liberal studies, media studies, visual culture.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Turn your interest into expertise. This program is for graduates looking to advance or diversify their careers or to fulfill a personal interest in film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary & cultural studies, welfare studies, liberal studies, media studies and visual culture.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2-3 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
Courses/Units of Credit 4 courses plus a dissertation/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Health and Sciences , Informatics and Communication
How to Apply direct
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MLitt 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

This program is available to students who have a degree from a recognised higher education institution.

Students wishing to specialise in the History or Welfare Studies stream must have previously completed relevant undergraduate study, or equivalent in these areas.

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 48 units of credit, comprising four coursework courses (24 units of credit), plus a dissertation (24 units of credit).

The assessment of each coursework course is based on 5 000 words. The length of the dissertation will be 15 000 to 20 000 words.

The MLitt is available in the following areas: film studies, history, literature, creative writing, literary & cultural studies, welfare studies, liberal studies, media studies, visual culture.

If you are completing the MLitt in two years you will study two coursework courses in each term in the first year, and in the following year the dissertation, as follows:

  • Coursework A & Coursework B in Term 1 Year 1
  • Coursework C & Coursework D in Term 2 Year 1
  • Dissertation A in Term 1 Year 2
  • Dissertation B in Term 2 Year 2

If you are completing in three years you will study one coursework course in each term in the first year and second year, and in the last year the dissertation, as follows:

  • Coursework A in Term 1 Year 1
  • Coursework B in Term 2 Year 1
  • Coursework C in Term 1 Year 2
  • Coursework D in Term 2 Year 2
  • Dissertation A in Term 1 Year 3
  • Dissertation B in Term 2 Year 3

Choose HUMT codes for Humanities based courses, and CULT for cultural/communication based courses. For more details see http://humanities.cqu.edu.au/mlitt/.

Courses Offered

Coursework course codes:
Course Code Course Name
HUMT20012 Coursework A
HUMT20013 Coursework B
HUMT20014 Coursework C
HUMT20015 Coursework D
CULT20018 Coursework E
CULT20019 Coursework F
CULT20020 Coursework G
CULT20021 Coursework H
Dissertation course codes:
Course Code Course Name
HUMT20016 Research Dissertation A
HUMT20017 Research Dissertation B
CULT20022 Research Dissertation A
CULT20023 Research Dissertation B

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