Graduate Diploma of Social Science
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
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.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Diplomas.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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.
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
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:
Asia Pacific Community Development
Politics and International Relations
Select 24 credit points of AN, AR, AY, CY, HI, PL, SS, SY, WC or WS level 5 subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
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.
12 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award