Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods

Become a social researcher and help solve the world's problems.

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Career Pathways

This course can lead to exciting careers in a range of sectors including industry, community, government and non-government organisations. It is relevant for work in all areas related to business, sociology, anthropology, political science, archaeology, linguistics, communications, geography, psychology, education, community development, history, public health, tourism and other social sciences.
This course can lead to exciting careers in a range of sectors including industry, community, government and non-government organisations. It is relevant for work in all areas related to business, sociology, anthropology, political science, archaeology, linguistics, communications, geography, psychology, education, community development, history, public health, tourism and other social sciences.
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Further Study

The Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods is intended for those who wish to proceed to a Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods or a Master of Social Research Methods. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods is intended for those who wish to proceed to a Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods or a Master of Social Research Methods. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


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Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$11,700.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Social Research Methods.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Skilful social researchers are in high demand around the world as we seek to understand why people think and act the way they do, and how to improve peoples’ lives. Applications include identifying and understanding peoples’ attitudes and behaviours in relation to: inequality; education; consumption; immigration; social media; crime; environmental protection; healthy behaviours; the impact of a new industry; the effectiveness of a new policy or program; and more.

About the course

A social research degree is the perfect capstone to any undergraduate degree or the ideal complement for professionals working across fields that use information about people. This course delivers highly transferable social research skills using a hands-on approach, giving you the skills to understand, and generate solutions to, pressing social questions.
Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods

Quick details

Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - approximately 8 contact hours plus own study time (note: some units are taught in intensive mode)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12260
CRICOS code
  • 084022K
Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods
Status
  • Unavailable in 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - approximately 8 contact hours plus own study time (note: some units are taught in intensive mode)
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12260
CRICOS code
  • 084022K
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods
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We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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