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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Arts

The Graduate Certificate in Arts is designed to enable graduates who wish to expand on their undergraduate program or who wish to change the direction of their focus and pursue studies in an area of personal interest.

Students select a single major or area of study on which to focus their studies.


  • Feb
  • June
  • Oct

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Careers assisted through a Graduate Certificate in Arts include public and private sectors in fields such as: 

  • management and administration 
  • foreign affairs 
  • education 
  • business 
  • film and theatre 
  • human resources. 

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a non-relevant discipline; or
  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include the following:

Please note: not all Majors are available to all candidates.

Majors highlighted with an ** are only available to candidates admitted under admission rule (b).

  • Ancient Greece: History and Culture: Archaeology; Classical Languages; History; Philosophy; Religious Studies
  • Ancient History: Archaeology; History; Philosophy; Religious Studies
  • Ancient Near East: Ancient History; Archaeology
  • Ancient Rome: History and Culture:  Archaeology; Classical Languages; History; Philosophy; Religious Studies
  • Archaeology: Ancient History; Classical Languages; History
  • Asian Studies**: Asian Languages; Political Science
  • Chinese Studies: Chinese Language and Cultural Studies
  • English: Media and Communication Studies; Drama and Theatre Studies; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science; Studies in Human Society
  • Environmental Advocacy**: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Development Studies; Policy Studies; Political Science; Sociology; Studies in Human Societies
  • French Studies**: French Language and Culture Studies
  • Geography: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Studies in Human Societies
  • German Studies: German language and Cultural Studies
  • History: Archaeology; Heritage Studies; History; Indigenous Studies; Languages; Philosophy; Religious Studies
  • Indigenous Studies**: Archaeology; Curriculum and Education Studies; History; Policy Studies; Political Science
  • Indonesian Studies**: Indonesian language and Culture Studies
  • Italian Studies: Italian Language and Cultural Studies
  • Japanese Studies: Japanese language and Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics: English; Languages; Education with a major in English literacy, LOTE or ESL
  • Media and Communications: Communication and Media Studies; Language and Literature; Performing Arts; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Political Science and Policy Studies; Studies in Human Society
  • Medieval and Modern European Studies: Ancient History; History; English
  • Peace Studies: Criminology; Law; Policy Studies; Political Science; Social Work
  • Philosophy: Religious Studies
  • Political and International Studies: Policy Studies; Political Science; Studies in Human Society
  • Regional Change Management**: Geography; Policy Studies; Political Science; Studies in Human Society
  • Sociology: Criminology; Geography; History; Linguistics; Peace Studies; Politics
  • Studies in Religion: Ancient History; History; Philosophy
  • Theatre and Performance: Theatre Studies; Theatre and Performance
  • Water Sustainability: Agricultural Sciences, Education, Environmental Sciences, Geography, and Planning; Law; Peace Studies
  • Writing: Communication and Media Studies; History; Literature; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Policy Studies

  • Course Type: Online
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 112864 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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