Diploma in Social Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diploma in Social Science

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.

This program is only available to international students.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • This program is only available to international students.

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.

Program structure

Complete 8 courses (96 units) from the School of Law and Society.

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

Total units: 96
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)
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
  • You may wish to use your courses to complete a major or minors

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