Graduate Diploma in Arts

1 year full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 023190K

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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 Diploma of Arts at the University of Melbourne builds a solid foundation for your further studies and research.

Examine contemporary modules like anthropology, gender studies, and creative writing, or opt to major or minor in languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, or French. Tailor your study through a range of electives and benefit from flexible study options, including evening classes.

Who is it for?

The Graduate Diploma in Arts is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area of study. If you're keen for further study, or want to gain new skills, you'll be introduced to a specialised area and emerge with a fresh body of knowledge. The 12-month structure gives you an opportunity to explore a new discipline before deciding on a longer period of study - it's an ideal program because there's no assumed knowledge in your chosen area.

Mix and match your subjects in the Graduate Diploma in Arts and improve your communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. After graduating, you may be eligible for a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) or a range of Masters by coursework.

Where will it take me?

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

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

Graduates from this degree have worked as:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Senior policy advisor
  • Librarian
  • Solicitor

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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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