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What will I learn?

How do people respond to a serious disease outbreak such as SARS? What communication methods do protesters use to bypass government-controlled media? How can violent crime be reduced and our neighbourhoods made safer? What impact do social inequalities have on opportunities? Questions like these are at the heart of social science the study of society and the relationships among individuals.

This course will help you gain the insights into the science of people, places and social problems. With the skills you'll develop in social research and applied social science, you'll be prepared to make valuable contributions to some of the world's biggest issues.

MAJORS

Choose from the following options:

Anthropology
Criminology
Environment, Society and Law
Geography
Global Health
Human Geography
Indigenous Studies
International Relations
Political Economy
Politics
Psychological Science
Race, Gender and Diversity
Refugee Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
Urban Studies

Career Opportunities

A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

027337G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,80,198) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: IB points - 24-36; Scores for the International Baccalaureate (IB) are calculated based on the final aggregate result for 6 subjects, including any bonus points from Theory of Knowledge subject and Extended Essay. This must include one subject from each of Groups 1-5 (Language & Literature; Language Acquisition; Individuals and Societies; Sciences; and Mathematics), and a sixth subject from either Group 6 (Arts) or a second selection from Groups 1-5. A minimum of 3 subjects must be completed at Higher Level (HL), with the remainder at Standard Level (SL). To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Macquarie University

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