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University of Tasmania

  • 6,479 postgraduate students
  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Social Science

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.

Key details

Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
A3D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug

About this course

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 & 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.

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 leaver
  • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your eligibility.

If you are an international student

Visit International Future Students or enquire online about your eligibility.

Study locations

Hobart, TAS

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at University of Tasmania.
79.2%
Overall satisfaction
74.5%
Skill scale
66.5%
Teaching scale
61.1%
Employed full-time
$70k
Average salary