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What will I learn?

You'll analyse contemporary social issues and challenges, and develop the skills, knowledge and capacity to make a real difference in the world with a Bachelor of Social Science from UNE. With a focus on social justice and human rights, social change, gender equality, community welfare, sustainability and cultural diversity, choose from 11 social science majors in a flexible course structure, including opportunities for on-the-job training. You'll develop vocational and scholarly skills, and learn how to conduct social research using a range of methods, techniques and technologies from world class social researchers.

Students majoring in Psychology will graduate with a 3-year sequence in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Psychology graduates are also eligible to apply, if they meet the admission standards, for entry into the 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 be eligible to apply for Honours if they meet the admission standards. The Honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.

Course Aims

The 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • apply quantitative research techniques to real-world empirical data through statistical analysis and/or survey methodology and will judge the suitability of given methods to given applications;
  • apply qualitative research techniques to real-world empirical data through a grounding in a range of qualitative methods and will judge the suitability of given methods to given applications;
  • research and present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas concerning the social world from the points of view of both either the individual and/or the group;
  • display the more specific skills characteristic of particular majors, such as the ability to analyse and demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal, business, development, health, marketing, political, psychological, security and social issues; and
  • apply advanced writing skills and communicate findings in an appropriate form to diverse audiences.

Majors

  • Aboriginal Perspectives
  • Organisational Management
  • Sociology
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

016050C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,20,259) per year

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

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,20,259) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. SATV and SATM (SAT1) – Pre March 2016 - Complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band. Composite SAT1 Score (from March 2016) - Composite SAT1 score of 1020. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Entry requirements vary from country to country

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale