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What will I learn?

Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, during the Bachelor of Social Science program or equivalent program and/or relevant discipline major, may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours program allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence in Psychology is no longer available in this program. If you have a 3-year APAC accredited psychology qualification, please apply for the accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) program.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the social sciences
  • Advanced communication skills appropriate to the social science discipline of the major
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within one social science discipline, including information literacy, and the use of technology
  • Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within one social science discipline to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply the social science theory and method appropriate to the major at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision from the discipline
  • Communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Total units required

80 units

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

014638B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,640.00 (17,40,374) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,640.00 (17,40,374) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet-based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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

Pathways options

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