Graduate Diploma of Social Science

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

Set for success

Five-star employment rates* *GUG 2020

Work anywhere

Skills for any industry

Global perspective

Think and work world-wide


  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February



+estimated annual tuition fee
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



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.