Diploma in Social Science (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSocSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7050
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 069055D

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 2, 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2018 to Term 1 2021 - 7050.3 Diploma in Social Science

Commencement Year 2017 - 7050.2 Diploma in Social Science

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 7050.1 Diploma in Social Science

The Diploma in Social Science is available as an exit point only from 6023 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social Science, 6027 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies or 6030 - Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management.

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is a broadly based, interdisciplinary program. It offers preparatory subjects in Academic English and other relevant subjects that provide additional skills for tertiary level study and is delivered via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Social Science may articulate into the Bachelor of Social Science degree or the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies at Western Sydney University with up to 80 credit points of advanced standing.

For more information on The College, please refer to The College web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One year full-time (three semesters)

Program Advice

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Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Part Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is an exit award only

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of the subjects listed below

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass the following six University level subjects:
HUMN 1029Human Rights, Peace and Development (WSTC)10
HUMN 1042People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)10
BEHV 1023The Individual in Society (WSTC)10
CULT 1019Understanding Society (WSTC)10
CULT 1021Working with Communities (WSTC)10
CULT 1023Working with Cultural Differences (WSTC)10
Progression to Bachelor of Social Science
Students who wish to progress with 80 credit points to the Bachelor of Social Science must pass two of the following three University level subjects:20
Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Progression to Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies
Students who wish to progress with 80 credit points to the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies must pass the following two University level subjects:20
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World (WSTC)
Students must pass the following two preparatory level subjects
No advanced standing will be granted for these preparatory subjects in the Western Sydney University degree program
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
CULT 0006Key Concepts and Skills in the Social Sciences (WSTC Prep)10
Total Credit Points120