Bachelor of Social Science

University of Newcastle

By studying our Bachelor of Social Science degree students gain an empowering qualification that leads to rewarding careers in diverse fields. This degree allows students to develop cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness and a solid understanding of the systems that define our world. Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Through core and elective courses, you will learn to analyse, challenge and gain insight into globally significant theories about gender, class, race, crime, illness and health, work, social justice and social organisation. Students explore the exciting complexities of the human social experience and learn to apply the research methodologies of social science to the societies in which we exist. Choose from 11 diverse social science majors to enrich your learning and employment options. UON Social Science graduates are work-ready through hands-on learning and the opportunity for a minimum of 80 hours work experience as part of the degree. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

Course Fee:


International: $81,195

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Structure:

240 units including 80 units of Core courses, an 80 unit Major sequence and 40 units of Directed courses and 40 units of Electives. One year of full-time study typically involves the completion of 80 units.

Subjects you can Study:

Global indigenous studies; Human services; Criminology; History; Human geography and the environment; Human resource management and industrial relations; Leisure and tourism management; Linguistics; Politics and international relations; Psychology studies; Sociology and anthropology.

Study Pathways:

Up to 80 units of credit on the basis of certain TAFE Community Welfare Diplomas. Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah No info Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah No info Yes Part time 6 years
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 6 years

A world-class university

For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has helped shape over 37,000 students from 114 countries to be some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change makers. 

Our commitment to delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life has seen us ranked 207th in the world and a Top 10 university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2020). 

Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring, vibrant and innovative environments are ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do.  You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses — Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore.  

Real-world experience

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connection, across all our degrees.

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered when it comes to studying abroad. 

An entry option to suit you

If you’re not quite sure whether attending university is possible for you, we hear you. 

Helping people access higher education is in our DNA. In fact, we are #1 University in NSW for Social Equity (Good Universities Guide 2019), and proud to be the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us. 

If studying and living in Newcastle sounds like the right thing for you – we want to help you make it happen. 

We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students with academic excellence and many more. 

Laid-back lifestyle

When it comes to the Newcastle lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Think stunning beaches, public art, a buzzing music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. The people are friendly and the coffee culture is taken seriously. 

Need a place to stay? You might want to take advantage of our award-winning student accommodation. Living on-campus is ideal if you’re looking to meet new friends, get involved with social activities and have access to countless amenities. 

The services available on campus are designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more.

So whether you’re finishing high school this year, changing career direction or contemplating study for the first time, now’s the time to take the leap. 

Choose a university that embraces new technologies and pushes boundaries. That connects you with industry and helps you stand out in the crowd. 

 

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