Graduate Certificate in Social Science

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 
 Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta CBD
Duration 0.5F / 1P
Apply Direct Code1772.1
UAC Code950808
Intake InformationSemester 2 (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International


International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationParramatta CBD
Duration 0.5F
Course Code

1772.1

064144K

Intake InformationSemester 2 (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Graduate Certificate in Social Science allows you the freedom to select areas of study according to your personal interest and professional need. It is also designed to enhance critical and reflective professional practice in the human services sector.

Two units in social science theories and research methods are core components of the course. In addition to these two core units, you can choose to complete a research report, or two specialist professional units from the wide range available.

Western Sydney University offers a unique range of choices in the Graduate Certificate in Social Science and many units are available in flexible modes that recognise your competing demands of study, work and family. You may choose from 'specialist' units with specialist lecturers who emphasise contemporary social and professional relevance. The course provides a core of social science studies in research methods, theory and their applications.

New location

This degree will be offered at the new Parramatta City campus, 169 Macquarie Street, Parramatta. You will study in the heart of Parramatta's thriving Central Business District close to major transport links.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career opportunities for the Graduate Certificate in Social Science

Graduate opportunities

Many students enrol in postgraduate studies to enhance their professional status and career opportunities in their chosen fields with their current employers or to enhance mobility within their sectors. Depending on choices of specialist units, graduates are well-placed for careers in a range of government (local, state and federal) and non-government and community agencies in areas as diverse as:

  • community welfare (including services for children and youth)
  • health services (including public health)
  • research and development
  • policy development and analysis
  • human resources
  • cultural and heritage work

Academic Profile

Professor Rob Stones

Before coming to Western Sydney in January 2013, Rob Stones was Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex in the UK. During his time at Essex he held positions as Head of the Department of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He has published extensively in the areas of social and sociological theory and on their use in empirical case study research. He is well known for developing the approach of Strong Stru…

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How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Law, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.