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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

  • 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 Bachelor of Social Science from University of Tasmania 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.

Career

Whether you wish to work in community development, foreign affairs, policy design or social welfare, this is the perfect degree to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to create solutions in the real world.

As a Bachelor of Social Science graduate, you will be equipped with a range of specialist knowledge and transferable skills that will make you a strong applicant for positions in a wide range of fields. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology: Understanding the Social World
  • Sociology: Experiencing Social Life
  • Introduction to Politics and Policy
  • Society, Culture and Health
  • Contemporary Indigenous Australia

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to the 12th year in Australia. Some courses also require the completion of pre-requisite subjects, such as Mathematics or Chemistry.

CRICOS Code – 027725G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33084 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99244 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. 

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

 There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

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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