What will I learn?

Turn high-achieving into a higher degree

An honours degree is a one-year program that builds upon undergraduate study by introducing the challenge of an extended project.

There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build the necessary foundations for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in the sociology world. Perhaps you’re keen to develop deeper insight in an area of specialisation to gain an employability edge.

Our prerequisite for the Bachelor of Sociology (Honours) is a Distinction average in a Bachelor of Sociology or other bachelor degree with a Sociology major. Applications are called for in October and November each year.

What will you do?

Attend regular classes for advanced coursework, including in sociological research methods.
Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

100943

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (US$ 22,884) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020

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. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. 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

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College
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About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities