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Social Science, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
The Bachelor of Social Science at University of New England   provides a core background in Psychology, Sociology and in skills directly related to research and the workplace. It also enables further specialisation in a wide range of social science areas from across the University. 


Graduates will be able to research human behaviour from the perspective of both the individual and the group and will be able to choose the most appropriate approach to apply to researching and writing reports for work.

Students majoring in Psychology will graduate with a 3-year sequence in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Students majoring in Psychology with sufficient grades are eligible for entry into our fourth year Psychology program via the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours, also accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Social Science may, on the recommendation of the head of school concerned, continue to an honours year. The honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.

The Bachelor of Social Science at University of New England course aims to provide a thorough grounding in the social sciences through a combination of a core set of units stressing methodological, theoretical, policy and vocational skills aspects of the area and through a choice from a wide range of majors specialising in particular areas of the social sciences.

Career Opportunities

The analytical and research skills of Social Science graduates, along with their capacity to understand and unpack complex social problems and offer innovative solutions, ensure they are well placed for positions in a wide range of public and private sector organisations including: federal, state and local government departments and agencies, including family, community and health services; market and social research; non-governmental organisations including aid agencies and advocacy groups; human resource management; counselling; teaching; journalism; and, academic research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Foundations of Society
  • Mixed Methods in Social Research
  • Research and Writing Across Disciplines
  • Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts
  • The Art of Good Thinking
  • Speaking in Public

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 016050C

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
  • Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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    24990 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24990 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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