About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/graduate-studies/programs
- Contact: 'make an enquiry' on http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/21-graduate-certificate-in-arts
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|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Arts|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
A Graduate Certificate in Arts allows you to complete a comprehensive six-month course of study, choosing from more than 25 discipline areas. It is particularly useful if you are returning to tertiary study after time away from an academic environment.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF127). For the purposes of considering requests for reasonable adjustments, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the overview, attributes, outcomes and skills of this entry. Further details about how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts should:
- Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values; and
- Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts; and
- Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force; and
- Communicate effectively; and
- Commit to continuous learning; and
- Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts should be able to:
- demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of selected areas of a specialisation or across discipline areas where no specialisation has been undertaken;
- access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study or across discipline areas;
- qualify for further graduate study in the area of specialisation; and
- qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations.
- Provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline and skills in examining issues with multiple disciplinary perspectives;
- Enhances creativity and reasoning skills;
- Facilitates application of knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts;
- Leads to acquisition of effective oral and written communication skills.
- Integrates contemporary local, national and global issues into curriculum design;
- Promotes social, cultural and ideological diversity and focuses on skills necessary to their navigation;
- Embeds concepts of civic engagement and enhances leadership potential.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Promotes self-direction and organisation;
- Enhances group-work capacities;
- Promotes self-awareness;
- Embeds intellectual self-confidence.
Total 50 points
Students are required to complete the program requirements/structure from the year that they commenced their program. All compulsory, core and capstone subjects must be completed to be eligible to graduate from the program.
Students cannot request to vary the Graduate level subjects (Levels 4 and above) offered in their specialisation or request to increase the volume of graduate subjects that are offered in their specialisation.
Students are required to complete subjects totaling 50 points chosen from any of the areas below, including:
- One 12.5 point subject at fourth-year level or above
- A maximum of one 12.5 point subject at first-year level and;
- Remaining 25 points from subjects at second or third-year level
Subjects totaling 50 points as outlined below.
For policies that govern this degree, see the Courses, Subjects, Awards and Programs Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Library. Students also should also refer to information in the Enrolment and Timetabling Policy.
Students in this Graduate Certificate of Arts must choose subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts.
Majors, minors & specialisations
|Classical Studies and Archaeology||50|
|English and Theatre Studies||50|
|Hebrew and Jewish Studies||50|
|History and Philosophy of Science||50|
|Linguistics and Applied Linguistics||50|
|Media and Communications||50|
|Politics and International Studies||50|
|Screen and Cultural Studies||50|
Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate may allow you to enrol in the GD-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts or some Masters by Coursework programs.
External Subject Rule
Student may undertake an external subject (not listed within the program structure) with the permission of the program and subject coordinator. All external subject requests must be for the elective subject requirement, not as a compulsory, core or capstone subject. The maximum external subjects allowed are as follows:
- 200 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (2 years): maximum 25 points.
- 150 point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1.5 years): maximum 12.5 points.
- 100* point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (1 year): 12.5 points
- 50*^ point program undertaken at University of Melbourne (0.5 years): 0 points.
* GC-ARTS, GD-ARTS, GCA-ARTS and GDA-ARTS students are not normally granted permission to undertake external subjects towards their degree.
^ Exception: Students admitted to 50 point programs may apply to take LING90002, Presenting Academic Discourse, as an external subject.
Please note that advanced standing contributes to a student’s remaining points undertaken at University of Melbourne, and may affect how many points the student can undertake outside the enrolled program.
Last updated: 24 September 2021