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Social Science Honours, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #651 (QS) Joondalup, Australia| Online
Bachelor of Social Science Honours offered at Edith Cowan University enhances students' knowledge and research skills which can be applied in the varied professional roles in community services.
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Candidates on Bachelor of Social Science Honours offered at Edith Cowan University are accepted in fields such as Children and Family Studies, Community Work, Disability Studies, Women's Studies and Youth Work.

Possible future job titles

Policy Maker, Community Health Officer, Practitioners in the Community and Public Sector, Child Care Worker, Child and Family Support Worker, Disability Services Worker, Disability Project Officer, Disability Policy Officer, Youth Worker, Women's Refuge Worker, Women's Health Centre Project Officer, Multicultural Project Officer, Community Centre Co-ordinator, Sexual Assault Education Officer, Community Housing Project Officer, Trade Union Advocate, Social Program Evaluator, Graduate Officer in Public Service Agencies (e.g. Department of Community Development, Department of Child Protection, Department of Health, Disability Services Commission, Women's Policy Office, Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation), Family Welfare Officer, Early Childhood and Care Educator, Childrens' Services Coordinator, Coordinator of Parent and Early Intervention Programs, Children and Family Services Coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preparation of Thesis Proposal
  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
  • Special Study in Community Services
  • Thesis Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 052062M

  • All applicants are required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 per cent or higher in their relevant Bachelor degree.
  • Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32200 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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