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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) allows you to undertake a minor research subject and coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level. This course is equivalent to an Arts Honours program if the thesis component is taken. It serves as prerequisite entry to a Masters by Research or PhD for those who have not completed a four-year Arts (Honours) degree in the relevant area.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation should:

  • Be able to understand and critically engage with key theoretical and empirical approaches in sociology exploring the social patterns characterising contemporary societies;
  • Be able to understand and use advanced sociological research methods, whether in the form of critical engagement with secondary materials; document research; field work; or other forms of sociological research; and
  • Have developed a reflexive awareness of the social, ethical and cultural dimensions of sociological research, analysis and practice.
Last updated: 27 May 2019