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What will I learn?

With a Bachelor of Social Science from Western, you will have the ability to help shape the world we live in. This degree expands your knowledge through theory, research and practical application and offers you a deep understanding of our complex, culturally diverse and dynamic world. You will gain access to industry-based projects and placements, local and international work experience and build the practical skills that will get you ready to apply your knowledge to the workforce.

Western’s Bachelor of Social Science allows you to choose your own majors and sub-majors, including Child and Community, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage and Tourism, Peace & Development Studies, Sociology, Disability Studies, and Criminology & Criminal Justice.

You will gain a greater understanding of the social world in three ways: through social theory, social research and the applications of these ideas and knowledge to practice through social engagement.

Emerge with a wide base for understanding issues in the complex, culturally diverse and ever-changing social environment of the 21st century.

Create a degree as specialised or as broad as your desired career path.

Child and Community

The Child and Community major provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of social sciences related areas and a strong grounding in contemporary issues facing children and their families from a critical perspective.

This major provides a good foundation for people interested in a career in the human services with a particular interest in children.

Your career

Graduates of this degree find career opportunities in areas including:

Cultural tourism
Community work
Teaching (with further study)
International development agencies
Government agencies
Travel planning and tour directing

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

CRICOS

041159D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,43,344) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,240.00 (14,43,344) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Liverpool City Campus

100 Macquarie Street,

LIVERPOOL,

New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification. International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Students must have Successful completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Western Sydney University The College
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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

  • Ranked in the top 250 universities globally by THE
  • Ranked 34 in Young Universities globally
  • Offering more scholarships that ever before
  • 49,200 Students, 6,300 International Students