Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment,and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Social Science.
- Political Science
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 part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
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 a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
12 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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).
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
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
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.