Graduate Certificate


Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma


Master's by coursework


Cross-institution - postgraduate

2006 Graduate Diploma in Humanities(R6B)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Hobart: Yvonne Bottomley, ph (03)6226 2249, fax (03) 6226 7842, email or Launceston: Kylie Kapeller, ph (03) 6324 3624, fax (03) 6324 3652, email


The Graduate Diploma in Humanities course is offered on the Hobart campus. The course may be completed in a minimum of one year by full-time study or a maximum of two consecutive years by part-time study.
Candidates whose study has been interrupted by illness, or other reasonable cause, may be permitted to complete the course over a period not exceeding one additional year in the case of a full-time candidate and two additional consecutive years in the case of a part-time candidate.
Candidates may currently undertake studies in any one of the following specialisations:

  • Classics (School of History and Classics)
  • History (School of History and Classics)
  • Philosophy (School of Philosophy)
    The relevant field of specialisation is indicated in the award of the Graduate Diploma. For instance, a diplomate who has completed the specialisation in History would use the award abbreviation 'GradDipHum(Hist)'.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the GradDipHum in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

To be admitted to the course applicants must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or another Bachelor's degree of the University of Tasmania. Applicants should have also successfully completed a major in the discipline area in which they intend to study, and should have obtained Credit results or better in units to a minimum value of 37.5% at the 200/300 levels in that discipline.
Applicants who have not completed a major in the relevant discipline area, but have done so in another discipline, or have work experience which is considered suitable preparation for studies for the Graduate Diploma may be accepted. In such cases applicants are still required to have obtained Credit results or better in units to a minimum value of 37.5% at the 200/300 levels in the discipline undertaken.
In special cases the Faculty may accept applicants who have completed an approved three-year course at a lower standard.

Course Objectives

The course enables graduates who may not have qualified for admission to an Honours program to undertake in-depth studies at a postgraduate level in their chosen field of specialisation. The course thus acts as a bridge to later higher degree studies.

General provisions

Candidates may not, without the consent of the Faculty, submit for examination for the Graduate Diploma any work which has previously been submitted for any degree or diploma.
Candidates who fail to make satisfactory progress may be required by the Faculty to withdraw from the course or to repeat some or all of the work prescribed.

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