Diploma of University Studies (Social Studies)
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.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.