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An exciting mix of study options, independent research projects and work placements gives USC’s humanities, psychology and social sciences graduates a professional edge in the jobs market.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)
CRICOS code Program Program length * 2018 teaching period fee ($AUD) Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD)**
022806B Bachelor of Arts 3 years $11,000 $66,000
026637D Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1 year $12,100 $24,200
022805C Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business 4 years $11,000 $88,000
022808M Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science 4 years $12,100 $96,800
074094K Bachelor of Counselling 3 years $11,200 $67,200
096001E Bachelor of Counselling/Bachelor of Human Services 4 years $11,300 $90,400
057534K Bachelor of Human Services 3 years $11,300 $67,800
074096G Bachelor of International Studies 3 years $11,000 $66,000
090558E Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 4 years $12,100 $96,800
037991F Bachelor of Social Science 3 years $11,000 $66,000
058120B Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) 1 year $12,100 $24,200
063008D Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 3 years $11,500 $69,000
063009C Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) 1 year $12,100 $24,200
088621K Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 4 years $11,400 $91,200
096000F Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling 4 years $11,400 $92,000
062654D Bachelor of Social Work 4 years $11,200 $89,600
088622J Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 5 years $11,400 $114,000
095999F Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) 4 years $11,000 $88,000
Diplomas
CRICOS code Program Program length * 2018 teaching period fee ($AUD) Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD)**
084896D Diploma in General Studies 1 year $10,500 $21,000
084897C Diploma in Social Sciences 1 year $10,500 $21,000
Postgraduate degrees
CRICOS code Program Program length * 2018 teaching period fee ($AUD) Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD)**
085355C Graduate Diploma in Psychology 1 year  $12,100 $24,200
079913F Master of Counselling 2 years $11,200 $44,800
084892G Master of International Development 2 years  $11,100 $44,400
084975E Master of Professional Psychology ^ 1 year  $12,600 $25,200
070701B Master of Psychology (Clinical)^ 2 years $13,000 $52,000
073869J Master of Social Work (Qualifying) 2 years  $11,200 $44,800

^ Note, these programs are available at USC Thompson Institute only

Higher Degrees by Research
CRICOS code Program Program length * 2018 teaching period fee ($AUD) Estimated annual tuition fee **($ AUD)
026642G Master of Arts 2 years $13,600 $27,200
070697D Master of Regional Planning by Research 2 years $13,600 $27,200
076976D Doctor of Philosophy  4 years $13,600

$27,200

Important information about tuition fees
  • * Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student visa
  • Tuition fees for a teaching period^ are based on 2018 rates. The fees indicated are based on a full time 48 unit enrolment in a teaching period. Fees payable are based on enrolment load in a teaching period.
  • You should check the study plan of your chosen program for further information about the standard course enrolment in each teaching period.
  • ** Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2018 rates and successful completion of the minimum number of courses required, within the programs standard duration.
  • Tuition fees are reviewed each calendar year. The fee you must pay for a given teaching period is that which has been approved by USC for the calendar year in which the teaching period commences.
  • Any increase in tuition fees from one calendar year to the next will be no more than 7%.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).
  • Program details are subject to change.
  • For semester/trimester dates refer to the academic calendars.
  • Refer to the Student Fees and Charges - Governing Policy for information about administrative fees that may apply
  • Refer to your program page for course/program related costs that may apply
  • For information about USC's refund procedures refer to the Student Fees, Charges and Refunds - Procedure 

^ Teaching period refers to semester, session or trimester

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