The philosophical studies course offers students the opportunity to acquire foundational knowledge of western philosophy and develop skills in thinking, reasoning, and communication.
Many industries and organisations worldwide have come to appreciate the value of philosophical studies in fostering creativity, innovation and skills in effective people management.
The Graduate Certificate in Philosophical Studies will enable students to develop:
- Rigorous standards of scholarship
- A knowledge of modern philosophical concepts and debates
- An understanding of the foundations of modern political liberalism and democratic life
- Knowledge and expertise in the areas of ethical responsibility and knowledge innovation
- Respect for social and international diversity
- An understanding of the global dimensions of thought and paradigms
The Graduate Certificate in Philosophical Studies is open to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent in liberal arts* with a minimum Grade Point Average of 4.0.
Degrees from overseas institutions must be assessed as equivalent to a recognised Australian bachelors level degree.
Applicants with an appropriate postgraduate diploma or equivalent are also eligible to apply.
All interested students should speak to Griffith University to determine their eligibility for this course: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Some examples of liberal arts content areas include:
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics and other Sciences
- History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Law and other Social Sciences
- Liberal Studies · Literature and other Humanities
- Spanish, French, German, Russian and other Languages
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Griffith University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Philosophical Studies are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Philosophical Studies students must complete four units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
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