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Graduate Certificate of Social Research

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society NEC
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society NEC
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Social Research requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

SOCR8001 - Statistics for Social Scientists (6 units)

SOCR8082 - Social Research Practice (6 units)

SOCR8201 - Introduction to Social Science Methods and Types of Data (6 units)

SOCR8202 - Using Data to Answer Policy Questions and Evaluate Policy (6 units)

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Indicative Program Fees

ANU Short Coures Scholarships are available for this program

Indicative fees with scholarship $7252

Domestic tuition fees (DTF) - indicative fees $14455

For more information see Fees and Payment page

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

In a world increasingly reliant on data (big and small), a Graduate Certificate of Social Research from the ANU will provide you with an introduction to the skills required to understand a changing Australian and global society, as well as the political, demographic and economic forces that shape and drive these changes.

The program is a pathway into the Master of Social Research from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, which will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences, and give you the opportunity to extend your skills in advanced research methods, and/or apply your skills to real-world policy and societal issues.

This program is only available on a part-time basis.

NOTE: ANU Short Course Scholarships are available for domestic students for this program.  Please go to Further Information Section for more details.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021

Learning Outcomes

  1. analyse, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities related to social research;

  2. analyse, generate and communicate solutions to complex problems in social research;

  3. communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to others; and

  4. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Further Information

ANU Short Course Scholarships

All Domestic applicants who receive an offer of admission to an eligible ANU Short Course will receive an ANU Short Course Scholarship. The ANU Short Course Scholarship will significantly discount the Fees of the program to the equivalent of the maximum Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution Amount. Indicative fee information can be viewed on the Admissions & Fees tab.

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