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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

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

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Studies is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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.
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