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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Graduate Diploma in Humanities (GradDipHum)

Course details (R6B)

1[i] The head of a department may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma an applicant who has qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or another bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania, provided that the applicant has successfully completed the relevant major (being a major in the discipline in which the candidate proposes to study towards the Graduate Diploma) and has obtained a pass with credit or above in at least 12 points at the 200 or 300 levels in that discipline.
[ii] The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, on the recommendation of the head of the department, may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma an applicant who has qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts or another bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania, provided that the applicant has successfully completed a major which is not the relevant major but which is considered by Faculty to be suitable preparation for the Graduate Diploma, and has obtained a pass with credit or above in at least 12 points at the 200 or 300 levels in that discipline.
[iii] The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, on the recommendation of the head of department, may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma an applicant who holds a degree or diploma of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, provided that the applicant has completed a course at a standard deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to that referred to in clauses [i] and [ii].
[iiia] The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, on the recommendation of the head of department, may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma an applicant who has qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, or another bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania or a bachelor degree from another tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, provided that the applicant has obtained a pass with credit or above in at least 12 points at the 200 or 300 levels and has satisfied the Faculty that the applicant is fitted by employment experience to undertake the Graduate Diploma in the area for which application for admission is made.
[iv] The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, on the recommendation of the head of the Department, may in special cases accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma an applicant who has completed an approved three-year course at a standard lower than that provided in paras 1[i], 1[ii], 1[iii] or 1[iiia].
2[i] To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma, a candidate shall attend such lectures, tutorial classes and seminars and satisfactorily complete such exercises, practical work and examinations as the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences may prescribe.
[ii] The course of study for the Graduate Diploma shall be completed in one year of full-time study or two consecutive years of part-time study; provided that the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences may allow a candidate whose work has been interrupted by illness or other unavoidable cause to complete the course over a further period not exceeding one year in the case of a full-time candidate and two consecutive years in the case of a part-time candidate.
[iii] A candidate shall 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.
[iv] A student who fails 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 for the course.
3 The Graduate Diploma shall be awarded in one of two grades, pass and pass with credit.
4 The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Diploma in Humanities shall be GradDipHum(X) where X is the abbreviation of the candidate’s field of specialisation as shown in the schedule to these specifications.

Schedule: Graduate Diploma of Humanities

Department Specialisation Abbrev (X)
Classics Classics Classics
History History of Christianity Hist
Philosophy Philosophy Phil

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