Course Description

Develop your understanding of society and hone your research and project management skills with Social Science Honours.

This one-year course gives you the opportunity to extend your bachelor’s specialisation in sociology, international relations, or politics and policy, by conceptualising and producing an independent research project.

You will gain advanced research and communication skills by carrying out either project work or an independent piece of research under supervision from our social science experts.

Honours offers exciting opportunities to develop advanced knowledge in social science theory and method, in order to investigate, analyse and find solutions to a range of important social and political issues.

Whether you want to work in community development, foreign affairs, policy design, or social welfare, Social Science Honours is an excellent way to gain the knowledge and expertise to create solutions in the real world.



Tuition Fees

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

Duration

1 year 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: R4F

Entry Requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Social Science with Honours:

  • must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Social Science, or another approved Bachelor degree,
    in this University or another approved tertiary institution,
  • if a candidate from another approved tertiary institution, must have qualified for admission to a fourth year honours
    course in the proposed program of study or a cognate program,
  • are required by the College as having reached, in a Bachelor of Social Science, or another approved Bachelor degree,
    in this University or another approved tertiary institution, a standard of proficiency, a weighted average of 70% of
    higher, in the 200 and 300 level units forming a major in the proposed Honours discipline of study
  • if undertaking a combined honours program, should qualify for entry in both programs to be studied,

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of School.

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