Diploma in Social Science


The UWSCollege Diploma in Social Science is ideal for students who have not gained direct entry to the University of Western Sydney (UWS) Bachelor of Social Science and want the opportunity to improve their entry qualifications and become fully prepared for university study.

The Diploma in Social Science provides you with the knowledge and skills that prepare you for the second year of your degree at UWS.

Available Diplomas

Standard Extended
Available to: Domestic and international          Domestic 
Course Code: 7050
CRICOS Code: 069055D To come
UAC Code: Bankstown — 729577
Nirimba — 729570 
Bankstown — 729669
Nirimba — 729580
Duration: 3 terms — 12 months full-time 4 terms — 16 months full-time
Intake: Bankstown — Feb
Nirimba — Feb
Bankstown — Feb, Oct
Nirimba — Feb, Oct
ATAR*: 50 Open Access (non-credential/no ATAR)
English entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each band)/EAP 4 IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in each band)/EAP 4
Fees: Domestic and international Domestic
Study mode: Full-time or part-time Full-time or part-time

* Entry scores are indicative only. Other factors may be taken into consideration.


Successful completion of this Diploma grants you entry into the second year of study in the following bachelor's degrees at UWS**:

  • Bachelor of Social Science majoring in —
    • Child and Community
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Geography and Urban Studies
    • Heritage and Tourism
    • Peace and Development Studies
    • Sociology
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychological Studies).

** For successful completion of your Diploma at UWSCollege, you will need a 50% pass rate in all required units. This enables you to proceed to UWS with advanced standing equivalent to one year of the corresponding UWS bachelor's degree.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.