The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Sociology

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

The Bachelor of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide provides students with the skills to investigate, analyse and interpret the major social justice challenges we face in our increasingly globalised world. These challenges include: homelessness and youth homelessness; closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with regard to health, education and employment; gender inequity in the workplace; children living in poverty; the impact on communities due to the decline of manufacturing; and unequal education provision. Students will learn about social justice and the differing needs in society, and develop the skills to respond to these critical problems and make change. Students will also build valuable qualitative and quantitative research skills and have the opportunity to design their own independent research projects. This degree will appeal to high school applicants who are currently enjoying humanities subjects such as Society & Culture or Women's Studies, as well as appealing to general applicants who are interested in developing skills so they can make a positive difference in the world.


This program mixes core learning in a broad range of relevant areas with practical research investigation. Students are introduced to methods and tools to design and conduct social research and develop approaches to analyse findings and advocate change. In the final year, students can apply for a merit based internship that gives direct access to possible future employers with a social justice focus and the opportunity to work on a research project together. Or, students may choose to strengthen their knowledge in social sciences methodologies to build more expertise in this area.


  • Social Science

Standard entry requirements

  • SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent)
  • Recommended: humanities subjects such as Society and Culture or Women's Studies.

Study pathways

Students may apply for credit on account of studies at bachelor degree level in any area of study. All applications for credit are considered individually and on their merits by the Faculty of Arts Office.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Bachelor of Social Sciences can be studied as a double degree with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws.

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