Graduate Diploma of Social Science

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

Become a change-maker

Gain specialist skills and knowledge

Support for your success

Join a friendly support network of peers and academics

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
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree; or equivalent

English language requirements

Band 1

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



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.