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What will I learn?

Are you passionate about working with and supporting people and communities to enhance their wellbeing?

Our Social Science degree provides you with the skills, knowledge and capacity to make that kind of difference. In this course, you’ll study social change, gender equality, community development, sustainability and cultural diversity, child development, working with groups, and policy development through a social justice and human rights lens. You’ll also learn how to conduct social research using a range of methods, techniques and technologies. You can study completely online, or on-campus. Either way, you’ll be under the guidance of lecturers who have extensive industry and research experiences to share with you. During your studies, you’ll have opportunities to develop your networks, meet industry professionals and apply your knowledge to become work ready through 400 hours of field placement. And as a graduate with a Social Science degree, you’ll be recognised by the Australian Community Workers Association and be eligible for full membership.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for working with people and communities, and being able to specialise in family support, community work and community development.

Possible future job titles

Community Worker, Community Development Officer, Policy Officer, Family Support Officer, Parent Education Coordinator, Project Officer

Majors

  • Children and Family Studies
  • Human Services and Community Work

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

079122D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,70,187) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,000; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,70,187) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,000; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Start date

18 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. International Baccalaureate Diploma - Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law), consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level. Standard Entry 24, Higher Entry 28.. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced - An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Phoenix Academy
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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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