Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)

  • CRICOS code: 023185G
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Domestic student application deadlines

Semester one (MARCH) entry
  • Australian Fee-paying place applications – 30 November
Semester Two (July) entry
  • Australian Fee-paying place applications – 31 May

Please note: there is no mid year entry for the following specialisations:
Politics and International Studies
Public Policy and Management

Application information

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)(GDA-ARTS) must prepare and submit a thesis proposal using the GDA-ARTS thesis proposal form (110kb Word docx) as part of their application by the application closing date (30 November for the start-year intake and 31 May for the mid-year intake). Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek feedback from a potential supervisor prior to applying. Thesis supervisors are usually assigned when you commence your course and discussing your thesis proposal with a staff member does not guarantee your choice of supervisor.

Please note: Graduate Access Melbourne is not available for Graduate Diploma (Advanced), Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Certificate (Advanced) courses in the Faculty of Arts.

Supporting documents for your application

Applicants must provide scanned copies of all original academic transcripts for studies not completed at the University of Melbourne. (If you are currently studying at the University of Melbourne, or have studied here in the past, we can access your University of Melbourne academic records). You will need to be able to produce original documents if requested, however for the purpose of applying you can scan a copy and upload this during the online application process.

Documents must include an official key that explains the grades for each institution. When submitting, please:

  • Ensure all documents clearly identify your name, application ID Number, and degree applied for
  • Include your current CV and contact details of at least two professional referees if you have relevant work experience or your previous studies were completed more than 10 years ago
  • Provide an official certified English translation of any document that is not written in English.

In addition to degree entry requirements, all applicants must also establish they meet the Graduate English Language requirements of the University of Melbourne.

Other important things to keep in mind:

  • If you are studying outside the University of Melbourne in the current semester, you are required to provide an official record / transcript of your current degree results to date, as an uploaded electronic file during your online application
  • If you hold an Honours degree relevant to your Masters application that is not listed on your transcript, please provide a synopsis for review
  • A current CV must be provided if your qualifications are more than 10 years old
  • You may also wish to submit a personal statement highlighting key aspects of their application and interest in the degree

Are you applying for more than one GSHSS course?

If you would like to apply for more than one degree within the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please be sure to register your preferences online.

Keep in mind when applying for multiple programs that:

  • If you apply for more than one GSHSS course all course preferences will be assessed for eligibility but you will receive an offer letter only for your highest successful course preference
  • If Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for the degree you apply for, you’ll automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place if your CSP application is unsuccessful. So, you don’t need to lodge separate applications for both fee types

Frequently asked questions

For questions, please check our frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact one of our friendly advisors for help.

Before you apply

  1. Check the degree website
  2. Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
  3. Check the graduate coursework website for information about application deadlines, supporting documents, English requirements, tuition fees etc.
  4. Gather all supporting documents to upload during the online application process
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