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Bachelor of Social Science - 188JA

Course Code: 188JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Government & Policy
UAC Code: 361603
CRICOS Code: 073952C
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make your contribution to creating a better society  

Our Bachelor of Social Science is a flexible degree built on three key social science areas; sociology, economics, and political science – with a broader study of law and history. You will focus on a major in sociology and social policy which allows you to explore the contemporary social worlds of society today. You may also choose to include elective units from other disciplines within the university such as economics, political science or psychology.

Study a Bachelor of Social Science at UC and you will:

  • study a range of social science theories and use them to analyse scenarios and develop theories and policies related to them
  • gain skills relating to research, analysis and interpretation
  • develop opinions and solutions to key social issues
  • develop strategies to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level
  • recognise the relationships between the nature of values, power and social policy and the particular impact of the Australian context
  • apply an in-depth understanding of social science in Australia and internationally
  • understand the complexities of social science in contemporary times.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

  • Sociology
  • Social services
  • Consultancies and social research
  • Social and public policy development
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Local and international community development
  • Social planning and social impact assessment

Course Specific Information

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). 

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Social Science B SocSc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $25,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will acquire the full range of generic skills and attributes as per the UC policy date. Specialist units Problem Analysis and Problem Evaluation and Resolution in conjunction with applied assessment is specialist units.
- Students will have studied a range of social science theories in order to be able to use them to analyse scenarios and develop theories and policies related to them.
- Skills gained relating to research, analysis and interpretation can be used to develop positions on social issues and propose possible interventions Students will be able to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level.
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Students will be able to apply an in depth understanding of Social Science in Australia and internationally in order to understand the complexities of social science in contemporary times and develop timely solutions to key issues that emerge in contemporary social science. Graduates at this level will have a broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge with depth in one or more disciplines, specifically social science, indigenous studies and justice studies
Students will acquire the full range of generic skills and attributes as per the UC policy. Graduates at this level will have well developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- Analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities
- Analyse, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems
- Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.
Students will be able to recognise the relationships between the nature of values, power and social policy and the particular impact of the Australian context. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require self-directed work and learning and within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and functions.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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