What will I learn?
The Graduate Diploma in Arts by Research is offered by Schools and approved disciplinary programs in UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. It is designed primarily to enable students with substantial concentration in an area of study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree to achieve a qualification to meet the requirements for entry to postgraduate research programs in the Faculty. The Graduate Diploma in Arts by Research degree will enable students with substantial concentration in an area of study to be competent in carrying out research in their chosen area. Students will have achieved a qualification to meet the requirements for entry to postgraduate research programs in the Faculty.
The Diploma involves the writing of a 15 - 20,000 word research thesis under supervision and the completion of two-session length courses. The program is undertaken on a full-time basis over one year or two years part-time.
It is designed as a replica of the honours year program, and the research and supervision are exactly as for an honour student. It is therefore normally expected that the thesis mark will be determined by a committee of the relevant School, after evaluations by at least two thesis examiners (internal or external) appointed by the School. The Graduate Diploma in Arts by Research may be awarded by the Council on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Affairs Committee of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed a program of study that includes the submission of a research thesis embodying the results of an original investigation and the completion of prescribed coursework. On completing the course of study a candidate shall submit to the School/Unit a research thesis embodying the results of the original investigation and which shall present an account of the candidate's own research.
Areas of research which are particularly encouraged are:
Psychological aspects of musical development and learning theory
Practical and theoretical applications of creativity in music teaching and learning
Comparative and historical studies
Philosophical, aesthetic and social aspects of music education
Curriculum development concerned with the organization, planning, administration and teaching of music at all levels
Development of new teaching programs, methods and materials
Aspects of teacher education
Technological advances in music education
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).
Applicants are generally required to have completed undergraduate studies at a university-type institution.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$33,700.00 (US$ 26,360) per year
26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019
University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia