Graduate Diploma in Social Science

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Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.

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Social Science at Western

The Graduate Diploma in Social Science is designed to enhance critical and reflective professional practice in the human services sector. Units in social science theories and research methods are core components of the course. To complete the Graduate Diploma, you can choose to complete these two units, a research report and two specialist professional units, or four specialist professional units from a wide range available in other postgraduate programs.

Western Sydney University offers a unique range of choices in the Graduate Diploma 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 among 'specialist' units with specialist lecturers who emphasise contemporary social and professional relevance. The course also provides a core of social science studies in research methods, theory and their applications.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $14,190

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $25,480

Delivery: On campus



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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.