Graduate Certificate in Social Science
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Face to face on campus and some courses are available by distance learning.
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THERE IS NO NEW INTAKE INTO THIS PROGRAM.
FROM 2013, THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Science program by coursework is intended for graduates with an interest in the social sciences and related areas at postgraduate level. The courses available cover a range of special interest areas, enabling students with a specific focus to select courses according to their particular interests. Students are not, however, confined to suggested specialisations but can choose from the broad range of courses on offer within the program. Suggested special interest areas include:
- Aboriginal Studies
- Creative Writing
- Human Service Management
The Graduate Certificate in Social Science familiarises students with the current issues addressed in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences approaches develop systematic thought, observation, reflection and develop understanding of complex social issues.
Career opportunities are available in government and non-government areas in keeping with the specialisations undertaken in the program.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Science, or any other program approved by Faculty Board. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible for the applicant to produce evidence of possessing other qualifications together with appropriate high-level work experience for recognition of prior learning as may be approved by the Faculty Board.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.
Applicants who have completed relevant Postgraduate studies may apply for up to 20 units of credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Social Science.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
This program requires the successful completion of 40 units of approved courses over one semester full-time or part-time equivalent. However please be aware that not all courses may be offered in any one semester. All courses are offered at the Masters level. Some courses are offered both on-campus and by distance. For details on the mode of delivery please see the individual course entries.
The program is delivered through on campus and/or distance learning, please check timetable information for the availability of individual courses and their location of offer.
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