Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor Degree (Pass)
|Campus||ATAR Cutoff||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|North Ryde||77.00^||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
This program develops an understanding of how we make sense of the world and the questions we ask about it, challenging students to not just wonder why we ask these questions, but also what we can and should do with the answers we find. There is a strong emphasis on social research design, methods, practice and application across a range of data analysis techniques and technologies. This provides students with a flexible set of vocational skills and capabilities, offering an understanding of issues in culturally diverse social environments in local and global contexts. They are prepared for a wide variety of research and policy-related careers in both the private and public sectors.
Subjects you can Study
Anthropology; Criminology; Development studies and culture change; Gender studies; Human geography; Indigenous studies; International relations; Philosophy; Political economy and social policy; Politics; Psychological science; Public policy, law and governance; 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 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 38,000 students are enrolled annually across four faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering. A fifth faculty, Medicine and Health Sciences, has just been established to fully use the country's first and only private hospital on a university campus: Macquarie University Hospital.
Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for 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 = 3 years
- Part-time internal = 6 years
69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above; completion of a qualifying major
Year 12 or equivalent
How does this course perform?
How do study fields for Bachelor of Social Science at Macquarie University perform?
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.
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.
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.