Graduate Diploma of Social Science

Course Code

103406

Version

1

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisites

Completion of an undergraduate degree, from this or another university, provided that the previous studies are of an adequate standard and relevant to the planned studies; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points

Additional course rules

A candidate whose previous qualifications do not include formal research methods subjects must include at least six credit points of graduate level Social Science Research Methods in their program.

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Program to be determined in consultation with Head of School, School of Arts and Social Sciences.

The prescribed course may consist of coursework alone, or coursework together with a minor thesis of a minimum value of six credit points.

Disciplines available for study include:

  • Anthropology

  • Archaeology

  • Asia Pacific Community Development

  • History

  • Human Services

  • Politics and International Relations

  • Sociology

Select 24 credit points of AN, AR, AY, CY, HI, PL, SS, SY, WC, or WS level 5 subjects

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the Diploma.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009

1-10

04/2010

Course Structure

07/2010

2-10

11/2010

Award Requirements
Availabilities

01/2011