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Overview

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.

A Graduate Certificate in Social Research Methods 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.

Career

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:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a major; 

or

  • a level and duration of education, professional experience, and/or demonstrable life skills considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
CRICOS: 084022K

Tuition Fee

  • National

    11450 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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