Undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy

School of Philosophy & Theology

The Undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy offers students the opportunity to experience University-level studies in subjects such as the History of Philosophy, Basic Methods and Problems of Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Logic.

  • Why study this certificate?

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy teaches students how to research and analyse critical issues, and develop skills in presenting information and arguments. It also offers an opportunity to acquire new skills and could add to students’ existing qualifications. Besides boosting your employability, the Undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy is a pathway to further study of higher awards, such as a Diploma or a Bachelor degree.

  • Program Summary

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Philosophy consists of four courses.
    Students will select one of the following courses:

    • PHIL1020 Basic Methods and Problems of Philosophy
    • PHIL1030 Critical Thinking

    Plus, one of the following courses:

    • PHIL2100 History of Philosophy: Ancient
    • PHIL2110 History of Philosophy: Medieval

    And any two of the following courses:

    • PHIL2010 Introduction to Formal Logic
    • PHIL2060 Philosophy of Science
    • PHIL2070 Philosophy of Language
    • PHIL2130 History of Philosophy: Modern
    • PHIL2140: History of Philosophy: Contemporary

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

    Full details of the program requirements 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 Philosophy.

    While minimum entry requirements need to be met, we also consider your application more broadly — your non-academic achievements (professional work experience, leadership roles, volunteering, community and/or church involvement), as well as your personal qualities, aspirations, interests and your 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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