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

By studying UNE’s Bachelor of Social Science degree you will develop a comprehensive and valuable understanding of human societies and social thought, behaviour and relationships in their varied social, psychological and political manifestations, with potential for a rewarding career in social science related areas. You will get a thorough grounding in sociology and psychology, plus you can choose from a broad range of majors including politics and peace studies, philosophy, post-Colonial studies, and criminal justice to satisfy your interests, research and work. With skills in research, critical analysis and evaluation that are transferable across a range of employment opportunities, you can ensure your career is future fit for life.


144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level.


  • 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

Entry is based on recent secondary (ATAR), higher education (GPA), VET study, or work experience. English language requirements must also be met. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units in English. *If you are intending to undertake the Psychology major, we recommend you have a sound understanding of any 2 units of Mathematics studied at a Year 12 level (or overseas equivalent) before starting this course.


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

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $84,648
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $90,600
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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