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Summary
Diploma of University Studies Major Social Studies (DOUS)

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Do you have a passion for helping others?

Even if you haven’t completed high school or you’re new to study, the USQ’s Diploma of University Studies (Social Studies) will ensure you’re ready for tertiary study. Apart from the core courses, you can choose to explore approaches to social sciences, ethical issues and human rights, psychology or anthropology to start your career in social services. 

Further studies

As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible to apply for direct entry into selected USQ undergraduate degrees. If you choose to go on to further studies some subjects that you choose could also count as credit toward your undergraduate degree. 

As a diploma graduate, you will be provided with general knowledge to pursue a career in humanities. Additional study within this field can further develop your skills and career opportunities.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 7744
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18890

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years or older

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to foundation.diploma@usq.edu.au to commence your USQ journey.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.