Bachelor of Social & Economic Policy (Sociology)

University of Canberra

This course lets students explore how social, economic and political factors help shape human actions in modern society. Students will develop a solid grounding in the social sciences, which will help them gain skills to analyse social and economic issues in the real world. In this course students will investigate social policy reform matters from a distinctive perspective thanks to Canberra's location as the centre of federal and ACT government socio-economic policy design, implementation and evaluation. The course's flexibility allows for a variety of subject areas and disciplines to be explored, including international relations and political science, as well as business, management, law and commerce. On top of analytical and critical thinking skills, students will gain experience in research and data analysis, providing them with practical abilities for a contemporary policy and analysis career. Upon graduation, students will be ready for a range of roles which may include working within the government, private, not-for-profit or community sectors. Or if further learning is preferred, students will be well-prepared to engage in study for a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree.

Course Fee:

International: $94,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0.


72 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Subjects include: Professional Orientation; Introduction to Economics; Introduction to Politics and Government; Investigating and Explaining Society; Professional Practice; Introduction to Public Policy; Politics and Democracy; Behavioural Science; Political and Social Theory; Introduction to Sociology; Citizens, States and Societies; Policy in Social Context; Sociology of Technology and Work; Cultural Sociology. Students may also choose from a wide range of elective breadth majors.

Study Pathways:

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Economist, Sociologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 6 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 3 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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