Graduate Certificate in Arts

0.5 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 031944F

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Course Description


Don't just understand the important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to your area of study, but develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to apply to contemporary issues. A Graduate Certificate in Arts at the University of Melbourne builds a solid foundation for your further studies and research. You'll use relevant technologies to understand the best way to handle research tasks. Areas of study include Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Media and Communications, Philosophy, and Politics and International Studies.

Who is it for?

Whether you want to consolidate knowledge you already have or become more equipped for the industry that you're in, the Graduate Certificate in Arts imparts expert knowledge in your selected field. This Certificate is useful for qualified secondary teachers, who may be able to teach in an area of specialisation, or for those returning to study.

Over a short six-month course of study, you can study at your own pace through flexible study options, including evening classes. Opt for full-time or part-time study and open the pathway into a graduate diploma, a graduate certificate (advanced) or many Masters by coursework degrees.

Where will it take me?

Depending on the area of study you specialise in, with a Graduate Certificate in Arts you can expect to advance in areas including:

  • Higher research and academia
  • Public service
  • Entry-level positions

Graduates from this degree have worked at:

  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
  • St Albans Secondary College
  • Department of Finance and Deregulation

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Application deadlines

  • 31 October 2019 for Semester 1 2020 intake
    Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 December 2019
  • 31 March 2020 for Semester 2, 2020 intake
    Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 May 2020
  • Scholarship deadlines 

In applying past the deadline, students should take into account student visa deadlines.

 International applicants can apply up to one year in advance of their studies. That is, if a student would like to commence in Semester 1, they can apply from Semester 1 of the previous year

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