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About Social Science

Social Science is a vibrant and diverse field with an interdisciplinary approach. This means you can complete your Bachelor of Social Science degree by choosing from a rich variety of thought-provoking and vocational specialisations, including Child and Youth Development, Communication and Media Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Development Studies, Geography and Environmental Science, International Studies, Journalism Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, Political Studies, Psychology, Public Relations Practice and Sociology.

If you are keen to broaden your knowledge base even further, you can do a second major from one of the other academic Schools in an area that compliments your study plan. Popular choices are to combine Psychology with Management, Communication and Media Studies with Marketing and International Studies with Economics. The possibilities are endless and we encourage you to look at options that suit your individual needs and interests.

For those interested in pursuing a career in law, there is an opportunity to complete a one-year pathway programme into the professional Bachelor of Laws (LLB), offered by the School of Business and Economics, after graduating from your bachelor’s degree.

We know that potential employers prefer to hire graduates who have more than just ‘book learning’. That is why we go one step further and place a strong emphasis on gaining practical workplace experience. Several of our discipline areas have fieldwork, work placements, or service learning components included in their core curriculum. By the time you graduate you could already have some work experience on your CV, increasing your employability and possibilities of career success.

About Social Science

The Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree allows you to specialise in Communication and Media Studies, Child and Youth Development, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Geography and Environmental Studies, International Studies, Journalism Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, or Sociology. This prestigious programme will prepare you as a future public leader, professional researcher, an expert in your chosen field, or as a manager with relevant and highly valued specialised knowledge of society’s institutions, cultures and values.

If you would like to polish your specialist skills even further, the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Integrated Water Management might be just what you’re looking for. You will team up with leading researchers who will act as your supervisors and sounding board while you undertake your major thesis on the topic of your choice. For those who are interested in a more practically-oriented postgraduate qualification, we also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Water Management.

We look forward to you joining our team of critical thinkers and change-makers!