Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2020

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Science.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2020

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 025998J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Social Science?

UQ's Bachelor of Social Science is unique in its approach & delivery, with a strong grounding in social justice, policy research, & strong links to industry. It provides a foundation of knowledge in key social issues & problems, while also fostering practice-based skill development for immediate entry into the workforce, including skills in public policy design & evaluation, social impact assessment, social planning & research.
The BSocSci provides diverse skills that will enable you to work in areas that address pressing social issues at local, national & international levels. Amongst these are rising poverty & inequality, the gender pay gap, homelessness, unemployment, Indigenous peoples & injustice, health & illness, refugees & the social impacts of climate change. Graduates develop skills, values & knowledge that are sought after by employers in the public and private sector, as well as non-government organisations, including the ability to communicate effectively across diverse audiences, theoretically informed cross-cultural awareness, social research skills, & a strong ethical compass. Course work provides in-depth knowledge & skills related to social issues, the ability to identify & analyse social issues & problems, & to develop solutions based in policy & practice.

What you can study

The program is comprised of a research core, a major area of study and elective courses. Third year students undertake a supervised research project that is linked with an industry partner, and gain experience in the real world of social science research. Students can also pursue individual interests through a range of study plans.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Social Science.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Social Science

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Social Science

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Visit the Future Students website for admissions information

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 025998J

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Social Science

Careers

Graduate opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • Major consultancies and social research
  • Public relations, communication and media work
  • Social and public policy development
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Project planning and/or administration for a range of organizations
  • Health care management and policy
  • Local and international community development
  • Health promotion
  • Social planning and social impact assessment
  • Campaign direction
  • Events management

  • Program requirements for the Bachelor of Social Science

    To complete the Bachelor of Social Science

    To fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Social Science, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

    For more information on program requirements, please contact the Faculty.

    Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.