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Diploma of Arts


Diploma of Arts

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Diploma of Arts


Diploma of Arts (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature for the Diploma of Arts requires the applicant to:
be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at the University of Sydney, excluding undergraduate degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (which includes combined degree courses with a Bachelor of Arts component and the Bachelor of Liberal Studies); or
be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or combined degree program at another recognised tertiary institution; or
have been awarded, or be eligible for the award of, an undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

4 Enrolment restrictions

A student may not enrol concurrently in two diploma courses unless, due to exceptional circumstances, permission has been granted by the Dean.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in Table A of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table of units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Arts, a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, including a major from a single subject area listed under Majors.

6 Majors

Completion of a major is a requirement of the course. Requirements for the completion of a major are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The majors available are:
American Studies
Ancient History
Arab World, Islam & the Middle East
Art History
Asian Studies
Australian Literature
Biblical Studies
Celtic Studies
Classical Studies
Cultural Studies
Gender Studies
Jewish Civilisation Thought & Culture
Medieval Studies
Studies in Religion

7 Requirements for the Honours diploma

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study. Part-time study is permitted if approved by the administering department or program.
To qualify to enrol in the honours course a candidate must hold, or have completed, a bachelor's degree.
To qualify for the award of the honours diploma, a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study in the subject area in which the candidate has completed a major.
Admission and award requirements for honours are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

8 Award of the diploma

The Diploma of Arts is awarded in two grades: Pass or Honours. The Honours diploma is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Candidates for the award of the Honours diploma who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass diploma.

9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2011.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.