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Graduate Diploma of Studies

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

GDIPST
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DSTUD
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DSTUD
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS

The Graduate Diploma of Studies is an exit qualification only. It provides a flexible option for ANU students who require an early exit point from a single or Double Masters Degree.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. understand one or more theoretical and/or applied topics;
  2. apply skills in analysis, critical evaluation, and/or professional functions to solve complex problems;
  3. demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations; and
  4. communicate knowledge, ideas, and solutions to problems to both specialists and non-specialists.

Admission Requirements

This is an exit qualification only.

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Studies requires the completion of 48 units, of which:

48 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

The 48 units must consist of:

A maximum of 24 units from completion of courses from the graduate classification Transitional

A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following graduate classifications:

Advanced

Specialist

Research

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