University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Social Science

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

In this program you'll analyse contemporary social issues and challenges, and develop the skills, knowledge and capacity to make a real difference in the world. With a focus on social justice and human rights, social change, gender equality, community welfare, sustainability and cultural diversity, choose from 11 social science majors in a flexible course structure, including opportunities for on-the-job training. You'll develop vocational and scholarly skills, and learn how to conduct social research using a range of methods, techniques and technologies from world class social researchers.


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including one major, core units and a choice of elective units.


  • Aboriginal perspectives
  • Criminology
  • Health management
  • Linguistics
  • Organisational Management
  • Peace and Developmental Studies
  • Political and International studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English
  • Recommended studies are any two units of Mathematics.


Students majoring in Psychology will graduate with a 3-year sequence in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $84,648
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years

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