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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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, 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. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Diploma of Arts


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 and have approval for concurrent enrolment from the Deans of the Faculties; 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
Arabic Language and Cultures
Art History
Asian Studies
Australian Literature
Biblical Studies
Buddhist Studies
Celtic Studies
Classical Studies
Cultural Studies
Film Studies
Gender Studies
Jewish Civilisation Thought & Culture
Performance Studies
Studies in Religion
World Religions

7 Award of the diploma

The Diploma of Arts is awarded in a Pass grade only.

8 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2015.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2015 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 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.