Graduate Diploma of Philosophy

School of Philosophy & Theology, Fremantle Campus

The Graduate Diploma of Philosophy is ideal for students interested in developing philosophical methods of enquiry. This program is a compelling introduction to the fascinating world of philosophical thought—from ancient times to the present day—and proves useful in any career that requires razor sharp thinking and clear expression.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Graduate Diploma of Philosophy is designed to facilitate skills associated with studying philosophy and to provide a firm foundation for independent research. The program also provides an opportunity for students to explore subject areas pursuant to their own interests, such as history, theology, business, education and law.

    The program comprises courses suitable to the personal and professional needs and interests of students from a variety of backgrounds, including teachers of religious education. Career opportunities for philosophy graduates are extremely varied and range from corporate roles to policy development for government, political research or investigative journalism.

  • Program summary

    Study areas include the following:

    • Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art
    • Cosmology and Philosophy of Science
    • Moral Philosophy
    • Myth and Meaning
    • Philosophy of the Human Person
    • Philosophy of Language

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The program is open to applicants who have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Diploma of Philosophy, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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