The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Arts

The University of Melbourne

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

The Graduate Diploma in Arts at the University of Melbourne builds a solid foundation for your further studies and research. Develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to apply to contemporary contexts, and understand the important issues and conceptual frameworks relating to your area of study. 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.

Designed for

Students wishing to eventually pursue further postgraduate studies


The Graduate Diploma in Arts degree is a 100-point course. You can undertake the program full-time or part-time.


  • Ancient world studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art history
  • Arts and cultural management
  • Asian studies
  • Australian Indigenous studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural studies
  • Development studies
  • English and theatre studies
  • French
  • Gender studies
  • German
  • History
  • HPS
  • Indonesian
  • Islamic studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics and applied linguistics
  • Media and communications
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and international studies
  • Professional ethics
  • Public policy and management
  • Publishing and communication
  • Screen studies
  • Social theory
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

Standard entry requirements

an undergraduate degree, or equivalent (part-time enrolment is not available to international students.)

Study pathways

Students who complete this course may be eligible for entry to a relevant masters by coursework program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $30,400
International: $38,336
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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