Three ways to be awarded a masters degree

Three ways to be awarded a masters degree | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 09 March, 2011

AUSTRALIA’S official system for classifying qualifications is set, for the first time, to contain three kinds of masters degrees. This is the advice to go to education ministers in Adelaide next week, according to John Dawkins, who chairs the council responsible for the Australian Qualifications Framework. AQF level nine would include masters by coursework, masters by research and a new extended masters. Some of these extended masters courses, typically in medical and health fields, would be allowed to use the title “doctor of”, Mr Dawkins told the Higher Education Congress in Sydney on Monday.

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