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What will I learn?

Use the conceptual frameworks in your area of study to develop the analytical and critical capacities you need to apply to the contemporary issues facing your chosen field. This program enables you to gain practical skills that can be applied through internships and placements.

The Graduate Diploma of Arts (Advanced) can be used as a pathway into a Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis), Master of Arts (Thesis only), or Doctor of Philosophy (Arts).

Who is it for?

The Graduate Diploma of Arts (Advanced) is intended for those looking for a specific, professionally-focused stream of study that can also lead to further study. Each course above has its own entry requirements and course structure.


  • Ancient World Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Development Studies
  • English and Theatre Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Media and Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Screen Studies
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

On graduation from a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced), you will be ready for work in professional fields including:

  • Publishing and communications
  • Arts Policy and management
  • Journalism, editing and writing

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,216.00 (19,92,291) per year
Application deadline

30 November 2021

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, and appropriate prerequisite studies for your stream. English language requirements: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

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

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application closing dates: Semester 1: 30 November

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.