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Bachelor of Social Science

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At a glance

Career opportunities

Sophisticated communication, analytical thinking and flexibility are the qualities you can expect to graduate with after completing the Bachelor of Social Science. With skills like these you will be equipped to move into roles in areas including:

  • journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising
  • criminal justice policy development and human services
  • the police, courts and corrections
  • justice and other government departments
  • restorative justice processes, victim counselling and related fields
  • field work, addressing geographical and environmental problems
  • international relations, foreign policy and politics (local and national)
  • psychology, counselling and social work
  • research and academia

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirementsEnglish language requirements (

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.


Advanced Levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: English pass

Notes: Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5
Examinations taken in maximum of 1 academic year.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English 4 (SL) or 3 (HL)

Namibia HIGSCE

  • Maximum score: 18
  • Subject prerequisites: English pass

Notes: Total score of six higher level subjects taken in one examination sitting*. Score higher level grades as follows: 1 (ONE), 2 (Two), 3 (THREE) and 4(FOUR), 0 (UNGRADED). Note: Grade 1 (ONE) is the highest and Grade 4 (FOUR) the lowest. Minimum English language requirement met by a maximum result of 2 in First Language English (Higher Level).
*A minimum of 6 subjects are taken in one examination sitting.


  • Minimum score:
    • 1710 prior to March 2016 (Total score out of 2400)
    • 1210 from March 2016 (Total score out of 1600)
  • Subject prerequisites: English pass

Notes: High School Diploma (Grade 12) AND combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

For other qualifications contact the School of Social ScienceSchool of Social Science ( .

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programmeFoundation programme ( (MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.


More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (

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