OUA Students will be able to graduate with a Diploma of Liberal Studies from Griffith University until the end of 2015. The program has been withdrawn from offer and this award will not be available after this date.
The Diploma of Liberal Studies is an exit point from the Griffith University Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree. The Bachelor of Liberal Studies enables students to study widely and pursue their interests, at the same time working toward a degree. This degree is suitable for students who may wish to combine study from different disciplines or for those who want to study a broad range of units. This degree offers a fantastic opportunity to tailor study to your individual needs.
This course develops student communication and analytical skills - elements which are in demand by employers. Possible areas of employment include advertising, journalism, teaching, public and private sector administration, human resource management, public relations, research services and media agencies.
Depending on the specialisation, the Diploma in Liberal Studies is a preparation for postgraduate study in education, librarianship, business, Asian studies, criminal justice, administration, communications and environmental sciences.
A student must complete 16 units or their equivalent and meet the following requirements:
- complete eight units at first year level, four units at second year level and four units at third year level.
- complete at least one major sequence of eight units, with four units at first year level and two units at each of the second and third year levels in the same discipline
- at least eight units must be Griffith University units studied via Open Universities Australia
Certificate of Liberal Studies
Students wishing to exit the degree with a Certificate may do so after completing one major - a total of eight units. This is made up of four units at first level, two units at second level, and two units at third year level. At least two units of the Certificate need to be Griffith University units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students may be credited for previous studies at other institutions. Please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Off Campus & Assignment Handling Services at Griffith University.
Registering in this Course
Students are required to register with Griffith University for this award by completing a registration form and paying the required fee. A non-refundable $100 registration fee is payable when the form is submitted. While there is no immediate requirement for potential students to register in the degree course, students are recommended to register after completing 6-8 units, in order to receive advice on credit and unit selection.
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.