Course Description

The Bachelor of Social Science is an empowering course for high-achieving students who want to understand society and are passionate about making a difference.

  • Gain advanced research and communication skills by designing and carrying out either project work or an independent piece of research, under supervision from leading global Social Science experts, to bring about social and political change.
  • Base your studies around either a Sociology or a Politics &amp, Policy major (eight units), with a choice of complementary majors in Criminology, Politics and Policy, International Relations, Journalism, Media and Communications, and a variety of other disciplines.
  • Study one of the world’s Top 250 Sociology programs^ at the University of Tasmania, and enrich your degree through a variety of internships in politics, non-government organisations, or the public sector.

Delivered by the School of Social Sciences, this degree brings together disciplines that relate to human experience and behaviour, gives you an understanding of national and international social and political issues, and exposure to how contemporary organisations work.

Explore social science theory and develop methods to investigate, analyse and find solutions to a range of important social and political issues at local, national and global levels. Enrich your degree and build your network through a variety of internships in politics, non-government organisations, or the public sector.

Online study may be possible depending on area of study.

NOTE: Continuing students refer to the 2018 entry for Bachelor of Social Science (13E).

^ QS World University Rankings 2017.



Tuition Fees

International Students: $29,450 per year full-time

Duration

3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.6% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 79.1% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.1% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.3% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 42.5% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: A3D

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Social Science, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

  • An ATAR score of 65 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below).

If you are a non-school

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