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Social Science

Griffith University

36 months
29500 AUD/year
6684 AUD/year
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During Bachelor of Social Science programme offered at Griffith University you’ll study some of society’s most intriguing issues along with the techniques to analyse them and devise break-through solutions. You’ll be equipped to combine your hard knowledge of world issues with advanced data analysis techniques.

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Studying Bachelor of Social Science programme offered at Griffith University you’ll develop the knowledge to select the appropriate tools and methodologies for the issues you’re working on, along with the communication skills to collate and present your findings to decision-makers, to enable evidence-based solutions that can positively transform society.

Climate change is an example of a contemporary challenge that can’t be solved by 'pure' science alone. Solutions will come from people who can not only interpret the data but also understand the need for social impact studies, policy development, and effective public communication. 

Social scientists work in these intersecting spaces, which is why they are in high-demand across government departments, creative industries, political parties, the business sector, in think tanks and non-government organisations (NGOs).

You don’t need prior knowledge of statistical research methods as you’ll study core courses that will develop your skills in analysing social policy and big data, along with your two majors. 

Each of the majors represents a different perspective on the challenges of the future and will allow you to develop areas of expertise that can open doors to a broad range of careers. 

There are also opportunities to undertake an internship in an area of your interest, and join a global study tour.


  • Economics: You will be prepared for work in government, NGOs, the finance sector or large business organisations. You’ll be equipped to take on roles analysing and interpreting the interaction between markets, the environment, the health sector, transport, financial policy developments and decision-making, and the impact of global conditions on the national economy.
  • Environmental Sustainability: You will be prepared for work in environmental science communication, environmental management and planning, policy development, environmental sustainability advocacy (in agriculture, industry, and natural resources), social and economic environmental impact analysis, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Global Security Threats: You will be prepared for work as an analyst, community advocate, liaison or leader, policy developer (in analysis and evaluation), research officer, corporate strategy officer, or risk adviser.
  • Media, Communication and Social Change: You will be prepared for work as a communications officer, social policy researcher, speech writer, media liaison, public relations consultant, social media analyst or other roles where you’re required to analyse, evaluate and interpret communication strategies or writing across diverse genres and on various platforms.
  • Politics in Asia: You will be prepared for roles that provide advice to government, business leaders and NGOs in areas such as Asian economic, environment and social policy, regional relationships, regional development, Asian political structures, East-Asian political economy and trade relations.
  • Social Justice: You will be prepared for work in NGOs, government and business as a consultant, change manager, advocate, development officer, educator, evaluator, market analyst, market or social researcher, or policy analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Science
  • Understanding the Social World
  • Environmental Sustainability       
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods for Social Science
  • Public Policy for Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS- 094392A

  • Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29500 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29500 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6684 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6684 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
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