A Single Major,Social Policy & Administration
The Social Policy & Administration major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Policy & Administration) consists of four courses: Courses: SO415, SO408, SO409, AL400. A different 400 level course may be substituted for one of these with approval of Senate or its delegate.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is offered in the following majors: Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, History, Linguistics, Literature, Pacific Studies, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, and Sociology.
The general admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma are:
i) A USP bachelors degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the 200- and 300-level courses of the relevant discipline;
ii) A tertiary qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
iii) A professional qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
iv) In exceptional cases, demonstrated experience or achievement deemed by Senate or its delegate to be sufficient; or
v) Have met the mature student admission criteria.
Notwithstanding the provisions set out above, Senate or its delegate may require applicants to demonstrate their suitability for admission by carrying out such work and/or sitting for such examinations as it may determine.
A 400-level course taken as a qualifying course for the Postgraduate Diploma may become part of a future postgraduate programme.
The Social Policy & Administration major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses and will be of particular interest to qualified and experienced professionals from social work, social welfare, community development, education, health-care and related professions and to recent graduates wishing to pursue a career in these professions.