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The University of Notre Dame Australia

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About The University of Notre Dame Australia

Notre Dame University is shaping a new generation of leaders – critical thinkers. Focused on teaching students how to think in new ways and empowering them to make a difference, the academic community at Notre Dame welcomes open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion. All students, whether they are studying Nursing, Medicine, Education, Business, Law, Philosophy or the Arts, are immersed in a tradition that has inspired the world's best thinkers for centuries. Notre Dame encourages students to put their creative and critical thinking skills into practice by integrating some of the most comprehensive practical experience in Australia into their degrees.

Since Notre Dame was founded in 1989 in Western Australia, the University has grown to become a national university with 12,000 students across three campuses in Sydney, Fremantle and Broome. Notre Dame's student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are among the best in Australia*.

Notre Dame University lecturers are experts who are deeply engaged with their industries or areas of interest students benefit from this in small classes that facilitate discussion and practical, career-focused learning. Notre Dame knows that each student has their own gifts and talents, and the university embraces that through its holistic approach to higher education which prepares students for a fulfilling life, as well as a career path with purpose.

The University has received 5-star ratings 13 years in a row for Overall Experience, Teaching Quality and Skills Development (2020 The Good Universities Guide).

Postgraduate coursework applications

Applications for postgraduate coursework studies at Notre Dame University can be submitted through our online application form.

Prepare your academic transcripts and qualifications in electronic format ready to upload with your application. You can also upload any other supporting documentation you would like us to consider, such as your CV. For most programs, you will receive an outcome via email within 2 to 4 weeks of submitting your complete application.

However, some programs have specific offer dates. Refer to the Notre Dame Website for program-specific entry requirements.

Research applications

Research applications can be submitted through our online research application form after you have confirmed to proceed from a potential supervisor.

When considering your application we will need:

  • Previous qualifications and transcripts
  • An outline of your prior research (if applicable)
  • Your initial research proposal
  • Evidence of contact with potential supervisors and their support for your research

Click here for more information on applying to Notre Dame University

Campuses

Broome

Fremantle

Broome

Fremantle

Courses

Graduate Certificate

Designed to be completed over two years of part-time study, the Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts (Philosophy & Theology) offers a systematic introduction to some of the major themes of philosophy and theology. The program will improve your understanding of the University's Core Curriculum, foster spiritual development, and help you to integrate the fundamental principles and ideas of the Core Curriculum into your wider academic work.

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts covers a range of theological, moral and ethical issues such as Moral Philosophy, Scripture and the Church, and the Foundations of Moral Theology.

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Arts (Philosophy) is designed to facilitate the skills associated with studying philosophy and build a firm foundation for independent research. This highly-focussed program will appeal to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and provides a thought-provoking overview of this fascinating discipline.

Performance Indicators

86.3%
Overall satisfacation
75.9%
Skill scale
76.1%
Teaching scale
91.5%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary

Academic Profiles


  • Academic Profiles
Application to real world from currently industry-active professionals. UNDA has highest graduate employment in WA.

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Application to real world from currently industry-active professionals. UNDA has highest graduate employment in WA.

Christopher Joyce

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Student Stories


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The law is alive in both your personal life and your professional life.

Caitlin Gallagher-Hill

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