Course Description

Are you interested in studying a Bachelor of Social Science from Semester 1, 2019? To apply for an equivalent award, or for more information, please refer to the Bachelor of Social Science (A3D). The University is no longer taking applications for this version of the course (A4D).

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

Online study may be possible depending on area of study.

The Bachelor of Social Science with Honours 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 Science, 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.

Tuition Fees

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


4 years full time,

Starting dates


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

CRICOS Code: 096223B
University of Tasmania Code: A4D

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the