The University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Arts

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Certificate in Arts builds a solid foundation for further studies and research. The certificate helps you develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to understand the important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to your area of study and how to apply these skills to contemporary issues. You will use relevant technologies to understand the best way to handle research tasks.


50 point program (6 months full-time / 1 year part-time)The Graduate Certificate in Arts degree is a 50-point course. You can undertake the program full-time (or part-time for domestic students only).


  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Classical Studies and Archaeology
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • English and Theatre Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Islamic Studies
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Media and Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Screen and Cultural Studies
  • Sociology

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent

Study pathways

Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate may allow you to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Arts or some masters by coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $15,200
International: $19,168
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

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