Bachelor of Social Science

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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.


  • 72 credit points
  • minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above
  • minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above
  • completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Social Science.


  • 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

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Further information

This course is only available in internal attendance mode.

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