The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy (GDPhil) allows students to explore areas of interest in the philosophical tradition. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of articulating the relation of that philosophy to the Christian theological tradition and to appreciate the philosophical dimension of Christian thought. Graduates are able to articulate relevant insights for Christian identity and social engagement.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Philosophy:
- have knowledge of the texts, sources, terms and concepts required for engagement with philosophy and its relationship to Christian theological traditions;
- have research, analysis, logical critical thinking, appraisal and communication skills applicable to philosophical studies;
- apply skills of interpretation and appraisal to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
- apply relevant philosophical and hermeneutical, argumentation and critical thinking and logical skills to developing new arguments, and presenting analysis, appraisal and exegesis of (western, canonical) philosophical arguments, and narrate the relation of those to Christian theological traditions.
The Graduate Diploma in Philosophy consists of 144 points comprised of:
- 96 points in Philosophy (Field A)
- a further 48 points
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent
- Full-time: in 1 year
- Part-time: over 3 years
The 2024 Timetable will be available late October. Click here to view the 2024 timetable.
2024 Unit Fees
- $3,172 per 24-point unit
- FEE-HELP: This course is eligible for FEE-HELP
- Upfront Payment: If you are paying Upfront, via BPay or Credit Card, payment of fees is arranged at enrolment. An invoice will be emailed during the enrolment or reenrolment process