Welcome to the Graduate Certificate of Political Science. This section for new students will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree.
The Graduate Certificate of Political Science is a 24 unit program. This consists of 4 x 6 unit courses and can be completed full time in one semester or taken part time over a longer period. (Note: International students must study a full time load)
After you have
accepted your offer online you will be emailed your password and Student ID. Please
follow all the instructions in the matriculation email you receive to activate
your Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) account. You must then
follow the instructions provided here and enrol online in your courses through
ISIS. Enrolment is managed through ISIS while the online learning platform is
known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common sites used
throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with them as
soon as possible.
Study Option Examples
Semester 1: Discipline Course (6u), Discipline Course (6u), Methods Course (6u), Methods or Subject Area Course (6u)
Part time (available only to domestic students)
Semester 1: Discipline Course (6u), Methods Course (6u)
Semester 2: Discipline Course (6u), Methods or Subject Area Course (6u)
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About this degree
If you are looking to continue with a Master’s degree in the same field following your Graduate Certificate then please ensure that the courses you take are part of the relevant Master’s program. This will then ensure that you receive 24 units of credit for the courses you have taken. You will need to meet the admission GPA for the program to receive an offer.
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year that they commenced the program. You can change the year on Programs and Courses by clicking on the drop down menu next to the year on the page. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are not eligible for credit in this program.
It is the student's
responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all
compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be
You will need to enrol in at least 2 discipline courses and another 2 courses that are methods courses and/or subject areas courses as outlined under the ‘Study’ tab.
Please note that the courses listed are not available in every semester and some are run in alternate years, so please check to see on the individual course page regarding when they are available.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.
If you are studying the Graduate Certificate part time you are encouraged to enrol in courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of Week 2 of each semester without penalty.
The Coral Bell Student Engagement team are available to provide academic advice to students.
You can contact the team by emailing email@example.com or calling on 02 6125 5744
Students may also
discuss their course selection with the Program Convenor, Erik Wang Erik.Wang@anu.edu.au