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What will I learn?

Our Bachelor of Sociology challenges you to think critically, promote positive social change and empower those in need. You will:

identify societal trends and power structures
debate and problem-solve around social issues
study influential thinkers throughout history
develop high-level research and analysis skills
investigate areas of interest such as crime prevention, social control, globalisation, cultures and subcultures.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to make an informed and constructive difference. You might end up working as an advocate for at-risk youth. You could push to connect vulnerable groups with health and support services. Perhaps you’ll advise on human rights policy or run for government yourself.

Career Readiness

Many organisations and businesses employ sociologists to evaluate programs, diagnose problems and design solutions to influence outcomes on a range of issues that impact on society and humanity.

The Bachelor of Sociology is a qualification that opens up opportunities to work in policy development, project planning, legal submissions or strategic organisational management. Our graduates are sought after by government agencies both locally and nationally, the media industry, social and health research bodies, and business.
Careers include:

Advocacy
Charitable trusts
Communications
Community development
Government agencies
Media Industries
Migrant/multi-cultural affairs
Policy development, analysis and research
Politics and political advisor
Public relations officer
Project management
Social marketing
Youth development
NGOs - housing, health service providers, disability advocacy and support and youth development

Potential careers

Market Researcher, Ministerial Adviser, Communications Officer, Data Analyst, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Public Servant, Social Worker, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Human Resource Manager, Union Representative, Web Content Manager, Welfare Officer, Workplace Consultant, Social Media Strategist, Community Development Officer, PR Advisor, Community Outreach Worker, Social Inclusion Officer, Workplace Relations Officer, Youth Worker

Areas of Specialisation

Students can take a major or minor in:

International Development
Management
Politics

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

096480G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (18,73,662) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Application deadline: Dec 01 for Semester 1.

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

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