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Bachelor On Campus

Social Science

University of Newcastle

36 months
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29990 AUD/year
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About

By studying the Social Science degree from University of Newcastle you will gain an empowering qualification that leads to rewarding careers in diverse fields. This degree will see you develop cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness and a solid understanding of the systems that define our world.

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Overview

Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. 

Through core and elective courses, you will learn to analyse, challenge and gain insight into globally significant theories about gender, class, race, crime, illness and health, work, social justice and social organisation. 

You will also explore the exciting complexities of the human social experience and learn to apply the research methodologies of social science to the societies in which we exist.

Why study with us?

  • Pursue what interests you. Choose a specialisation from 11 diverse social science majors to enrich your learning and employment options.
  • Graduate work-ready through hands-on learning and the opportunity for a minimum of 80 hours work experience as part of your degree.
  • Be part of an enriched learning environment. 90% of our Social Science students are impressed with the teaching quality at the University of Newcastle and we are global leaders in the areas of Sociology and Geography.
  • Develop in-demand skills transferrable across industries like advanced social research techniques, high-level communication, problem-solving, socio-cultural awareness and teamwork.
  • Work Integrated Learning – opportunity to gain real-world experience through industry placement opportunities and embedded authentic experiences throughout the program.
  • Graduate with Honours – for one extra year of study at the end of your Social Science degree from the University of Newcastle, you can refine your practical research skills and enhance your career prospects by completing the Honours program.

Career opportunities

Careers stemming from this degree are broad and varied. You will work closely with our Careers Service to align your majors and courses to where you would like to specialise.

Whatever your preferred career path (eco-tourism, event management, human services, human resources, global health to name a few), you will graduate from UON with work-ready skills and transferable attributes that are attractive to employers.

Common areas of employment for Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) graduates include social research, management and policy work for government and non-government agencies.

You may also find work in the private sector, particularly in areas relating to your major. For instance graduates of the Community Welfare and Human Services major may find work with a variety of government and private welfare agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Society and Culture
  • Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Organisational Management and Social Behaviour
  • Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences
  • Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Applied Social Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
50
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 014637C

  • Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29990 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We have many scholarships available for international students. Some are awarded automatically if students meet eligibility criteria on applying. Other scholarships require a specific application and provide a higher level of scholarship benefit, up to and including full tuition covered. Please review the specific program of interest to see what you could be eligible for.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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