Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geography)

Course 095-GE (2008)

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


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Course Overview:

The postgraduate diploma allows students to undertake a research project in a specialist field of study. Students will gain considerable knowledge in an area of geography and engage in critical assessment of the major theoretical claims of the discipline. The course provides a pathway to higher degree research for students who have not completed a four year BA (Honours) with a research component in geography.

Course coordinator:
Dr Mark Wang
School of Social and Environmental Enquiry


Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should:

  • have an understanding of the philosophy and scope of geography as a discipline;
  • have undertaken advanced study in a specialised branch of geography as determined by the student;
  • have acquired expertise in research skills and methods used to assess and analyse physical and/or human geographical processes;
  • have undertaken research in a specialised branch of geography of their choice and submitted a thesis.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Students enrol in a 50 point thesis subject and a 50 point coursework subject. The latter includes three modules from the subject: 121-503 Research Methods and Design
  • Thesis 15,000 words (50 Points)
  • Honours Coursework subject (50 Points)
Total 100 points
Subject Options: A thesis subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Honours coursework subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in geography or cognate discipline a grade average of H2B (70%) or equivalent in the major
  • a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Geography) with a grade average of H2B (70%) or equivalent.
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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