Diploma in Social Science

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Diploma in Social Science


This program is only available to international students.

Program summary

Earn a diploma in social science and study overseas.

Choose from a wide range of social sciences fields such as counselling, social work, history, psychology and urban planning. Our Diploma is offered over eight courses and gives you the option to tailor your studies to suit your interests.

You’ll also have the option to use your courses to complete a minor. Earn up to 50 percent credit for your prior study and complete the Diploma in one semester.

This is a unique opportunity to study from a diverse range of social sciences areas and experience what it’s like to live and study in another country.

Application and admission advice

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Contact USC International

+61 7 5430 2843

What will I study

Program structure

Complete 8 courses from the School of Social Sciences

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • You may wish to use your courses to complete a minor
  • Register your selected minor(s)

How to apply

Note: This diploma is offered to International applicants only.

Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants should apply directly to USC International.

More information

If you have questions about International applications and admissions:

  • Search for answers and ask questions in askUSC
  • Email: International Admissions study@usc.edu.au 
  • Tel: USC International on +61 7 5430 2843
  • In person: First Floor, Building J, Sippy Downs Campus

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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