Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
|Campus||ATAR Cutoff||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|North Ryde||96.00^||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
This double degree combines the fundamentals of the legal system and social research, with applied social science skills. Students will develop an understanding of how we make sense of the world, the questions we ask about it, and be challenged to think about not only why we ask these questions, but also what we can and should do with the answers we find. Within the degree there is a strong emphasis on social research design, methods, practice and application across a range of data analysis techniques and technologies. This emphasis provides students with a flexible set of vocational skills and capabilities offering an understanding of issues in culturally diverse social environments in both local and global contexts. They will be prepared for a wide variety of research and policy-related careers in both the private and public sectors. This double degree combines social research skills and policy skills with an in-depth understanding of legal principles such as constitutional law, contract law, family law and international law. Students will also look at areas of contemporary concern such as consumer law, environmental law, health law and information technology law.
Subjects you can Study
Anthropology; Criminology; Development studies and culture change; Gender studies; Human geography; Indigenous studies; International relations; Law and governance; Philosophy; Political economy and social policy; Politics; Psychological science; Public policy; Social justice; Sociolinguistics; Sociology; Statistics
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About Macquarie UniversityEstablished in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.
True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.
More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.
Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.
The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.
The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.
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Bachelor Degree (Pass)
- Full-time internal = 5 years
- Part-time internal = 10 years
120 credit points; minimum 75 credit points at 200 level or higher; minimum 63 credit points at 300 level or higher; minimum 72 credit points with a LAW prefix; completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Social Science.
Year 12 or equivalent
This course is only available in internal attendance mode.
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Life after Study
Anthropologists study the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures, as they exist now or have existed throughout history. Anthropologists are concerned with the complexities of social and cultural life, including religion, rituals, family and kinship systems, languages, art, music, symbolism and economic and political systems.
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Criminologists examine the systems by which people accused of crimes are brought to justice, attempt to explain the reasons for criminal behaviour and suggest ways crime might be reduced.
Geographic information systems officers design, develop and customise geographic information systems and provide technical and analytical support to address issues such as environmental management, exploration and mining, land ownership and titles, urban and regional planning, utilities and asset management, and demographic marketing.
Indigenous community liaison officers liaise with Indigenous communities and the state or territory police forces in order to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Lawyers provide advice, write documents and conduct negotiations on legal matters, and may represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings. They are described as solicitors or barristers, depending on the work they do.
Parliamentarians are elected by the people (constituents) of a particular region (such as an electorate) to represent their interests. They make decisions in federal, state or territory parliaments and undertake activities in their local electorates.