About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'Make an enquiry' at http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/20-advanced-graduate-diploma-in-arts
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|Award title||Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)|
|Year & campus||2020 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||100 credit points|
|Duration||12 months full-time or 24 months part-time|
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.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in appropriate subjects or equivalent
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- relevance of previous studies.
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.
Please note there is no mid year entry for the following specialisations:
- Politics and International Studies
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 Diploma in Arts (Advanced) should:
- have undertaken an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise their knowledge across one area of study;
- be able to demonstrate refinement of their analytical skills and research techniques;
- be provided with the opportunity to specialise with strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level; and
- have improved their scope for future employment options and professional advancement.
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) graduates should acquire transferable skills in the following areas:
- critical thinking and analysis;
- thinking in theoretical terms;
- thinking creatively;
- understanding of social, ethical and cultural context;
- communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
- written communication;
- public speaking;
- attention to detail;
- time management and planning; and
- Provides graduates with an advanced, 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
- Embeds thought leadership and entrepreneurialism into curriculum structure
- Integrates contemporary local, national and global issues into curriculum design
- Enhances regional understanding
- 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 advanced self-direction and organisation
- Enhances group-work capacities
- Promotes self-awareness
- Facilitates professional integrity
- Embeds intellectual self-confidence
Total 100 points in one area of specialisation.
Refer to each specialisation for the requirements.
Students are required to complete the program requirements/structure from the year that they commenced their program. All compulsory and core subjects must be completed to be eligible to graduate from the program.
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.
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.
Majors, minors & specialisations
|Ancient World Studies||100|
|Australian Indigenous Studies||100|
|English and Theatre Studies||100|
|History and Philosophy of Science||100|
|Linguistics and Applied Linguistics||100|
|Media and Communications||100|
|Politics and International Studies||100|
|Public Policy and Management||100|
|Spanish and Latin American Studies||100|
Students who complete this course may be eligible for entry into:
Last updated: 2 August 2021