• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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.


The Bachelor of Social Science 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 & 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 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are accepted at any time for most courses. We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology
  • Politics and Policy
  • Criminology
  • Geography and Environment
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Politics and Policy
  • Psychology

                  English Language Requirements

                  This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                  General Requirements

                  If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Social Science, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

                  If you are a Year 12 school leaver
                  • An ATAR score of 65 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below).
                  If you are a non-school leaver
                  • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

                  Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your eligibility.

                  If you are an international student
                  • You will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Programs.
                   CRICOS: 027725G

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    30492 AUD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 91478 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.

                  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.


                  Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                  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.

                  The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                  Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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