Summary information

Postnominals

GDPhil

CRICOS code

N/A

Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic Theological College

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDPhil requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2019 are $2,448 per standard unit or $14,688 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy allows students to explore areas of interest in the philosophical tradition. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of articulating the relation of that philosophy to the Christian theological tradition and to appreciate the philosophical dimension of Christian thought. Graduates are able to articulate relevant insights for Christian identity and social engagement.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Philosophy:

  1. have knowledge of the texts, sources, terms and concepts required for engagement with philosophy and its relationship to Christian theological traditions;
  2. have research, analysis, logical critical thinking, appraisal and communication skills applicable to philosophical studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation and appraisal to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
  4. apply relevant philosophical and hermeneutical, argumentation and critical thinking and logical skills to developing new arguments, and presenting analysis, appraisal and exegesis of (western, canonical) philosophical arguments, and narrate the relation of those to Christian theological traditions.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019.
Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy consists of 144 points comprised of:

  • 96 points in the discipline of Philosophy; and
  • a further 48 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

Where to get further information

Enquire about this course

  • Please select the relevant student option. If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field "Overseas students" in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for this course.