Undergraduate Certificate in Arts

School of Arts & Sciences

The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts offers students the opportunity to experience University-level studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students will learn how to research and analyse critical issues, and develop skills in presenting information and arguments.

  • Why study this certificate?

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts offers an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills, and could complement existing qualifications for some students. The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts is a pathway to further study of higher awards, such as a Diploma or Bachelor degree.

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts is designed for students who:

    • Want to do short courses in different disciplines, including History, Archaeology, Politics and International Relations, Literature and Writing
    • Want to pursue in-depth study of a subject area that is relevant to their profession
    • Are returning to or entering university for the first time and would like to ‘trial’ whether they would like to proceed with further study
    • Would like a pathway to further study into a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Behavioural Science or Bachelor of Communications and Media
  • Program summary

    Students of the Undergraduate Certificate in Arts must complete four courses, as entry requirements and course pre-requisites allow:

    Any courses from one of the following Majors or Minors in the Bachelor of Arts

    • Advertising
    • Applied Psychology
    • Archaeology
    • Behavioural Science
    • Counselling
    • English Literature
    • Film and Screen Production
    • History
    • Liberal Arts
    • Journalism
    • Mathematics
    • Politics and International Relations
    • Social Justice
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy
    • Photography
    • Theatre Studies
    • Theology
    • Writing

    And/or any elective offered by the Schools of Arts and Sciences;

    And/or no more than two (2) of the following electives:

    • BUSN1000 Economics
    • BUSN1030 Quantitative Methods for Business
    • BUSN1050 Business Communication
    • BUSN1060 Business Information Technology
    • BUSN1110 Accounting for Business
    • BUSN1220 Principles of Marketing
    • BUSN1600 Principles of Management
    • BUSN2400 Business Law

    English Specialisation

    Students of the Undergraduate Certificate in Arts with a Specialisation in English must complete four courses, including:

    At least one of the following courses:

    • ENGL1020 Texts and Tradition
    • ENGL1040 World Literatures Today

    Plus, any of the following courses:

    • ARTS1000 Academic Writing, Communication and Research
    • COMM1420 Introduction to Journalism
    • COMM1060 Media and Society

    And/or any courses from the following Majors, as listed within the Bachelor of Arts Program Regulations and where course pre-requisites allow:

    • English Literature
    • Writing

    Please note that although this certificate is delivered wholly online, the Bachelor of Arts requires attendance on the Sydney or Fremantle campus.

    Full details of the program are contained in the Program Regulations

  • Entry Requirements

    The minimum entry requirements of The University of Notre Dame Australia apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Arts.

    While minimum entry requirements need to be met, we also consider a student’s application more broadly — their non-academic achievements (professional work experience, leadership roles, volunteering, community and/or church involvement), as well as their personal qualities, aspirations, interests and capacity to successfully complete this program.

  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees, please visit the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au

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