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Graduate Diploma of Social Science

Flexible study options mean you can design a social science course that's just right for you.

Five stars

for social equity and graduate employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2022

Make a difference

Conduct an individual research project

Global perspective

Benefit from a study abroad experience


  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Danny England

    Graduate Diploma of Social Science

    The Graduate Diploma of Social Sciences at JCU was of great help in directing me to a new career path, as well as expanding my options for future study. There were a lot of opportunities during the course for fieldwork experience, and working alongside notable academics in the industry

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    Dr Nick Osbaldiston

    Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Social Science

    The Graduate Diploma of Social Science helps students to understand and utilise important social scientific methods and practices that are of real benefit to communities. It’s a great springboard into careers that range from international development and diplomacy through to local community leadership and planning.