AQF Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree, from this or another university, or
Other qualifications recognised by the Dean of the College of Arts, Society and Educations as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Students must have obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%) across 15 credit points of subjects in their final year of study of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree.
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
A student 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.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Social Science, graduates will be able to:
SS4100:06 Social Science Honours or Graduate Diploma Thesis Part 1 of 2
SS4101:06 Social Science Honours or Graduate Diploma Thesis Part 2 of 2
Select one of the following social science disciplines:
AN4007:06 Ethnographic Research Methods
Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate level 2 or 3 AN subjects
AR4007:06 Archaeological Research Methods
Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate level 2 or 3 AR subjects
HI3424:03 History of Western Political Systems
HI5001:03 The History of Global Connections
Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate level 2 or 3 HI subject
PL4002:06 Theory and Method in Political Science
Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate level 2 or 3 PL subjects
SY4017:06 Classical Social Theory
Select 6 credit points of any undergraduate level 2 or 3 SY subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Archaeology discipline not available
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
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student 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.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and 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 student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the Diploma.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Social Science and who obtain at least a Distinction for their Research Dissertation (SS4100 and SS4101) are eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Philosophy [Society and Culture] or the Doctor of Philosophy [Society and Culture].
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Social Science are eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Social Science (Coursework).