Graduate Diploma in Arts (Swedish)

Course 069-SW (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Graduate Enquiries, Arts & Music Student Centre Rm 104 (Ground Floor) Old Arts Building Tel: +61 3 8344 5321/+61 3 8344 6395 Fax: +61 3 9347 0424 Email:
Course Overview:

The graduate diploma is an introductory course of concentrated language study in Swedish. Students will acquire advanced level language skills and develop an understanding of Swedish culture. Graduates are provided with a pathway to higher degree study and may qualify for entry to a postgraduate diploma or professional masters by coursework.

Course coordinator:
Dr Catrin Norrby
School of Languages and Linguistics


Students who complete the graduate diploma should:

  • develop communication skills across a variety of registers of contemporary Swedish;
  • develop a level of proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity;
  • develop a conceptual understanding of language use through a linguistic study of language functions;
  • receive an introduction to the culture and society of Sweden since 1870.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • Students complete subjects in either the beginners or intermediate streams.
Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Candidates with no knowledge of the language will commence at the beginners level. Those who have completed previous study of the language may commence at a higher level, subject to approval by the course coordinator.

Subject Options: Students complete the following subjects in sequence:Beginners option
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
plus one optional subject (see below for optional subjects)Intermediate option
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
plus four elective subjectsElective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

All elective subjects must be approved by the subject coordinator prior to enrolment.

Another subject in a related area may be substituted for an elective with approval from the course coordinator and faculty.

Students intending to pursue their language studies at the postgraduate diploma level are advised to consult the course coordinator or a Faculty course adviser regarding an appropriate enrolment.

Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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