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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Social Research Methods

The University of Western Australia

6 months
11700 AUD/full
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A Social Research Methods degree from The University of Western Australia is the perfect capstone to any undergraduate degree or the ideal complement for professionals working across fields that use information about people. 

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This Social Research Methods degree from The University of Western Australia delivers highly transferable social research skills using a hands-on approach, giving you the skills to understand, and generate solutions to, pressing social questions. It also provides skills needed to prepare and present research findings in ways that have an impact. 

You'll gain an understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, research ethics, budgeting and evaluation, as well as the skills to conduct and present research. You'll also obtain first-hand experience in understanding, critiquing and undertaking social research, including crafting a research project, collecting data, and writing up results.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design 
  • Social Research Ethics
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods: Interviews and Focus Groups 
  • Knowing Social Realities: Theoretical Foundations 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Engaging Cultural Difference 
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods: Ethnography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Social Research Methods.

Tuition Fee

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    11700 AUD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 11700 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
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