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Are you interested in society and the inner workings of humanity? Social science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Make your mark by crafting strategies and solutions to various social challenges, develop your cultural understanding, ethical awareness and knowledge of the constructs that make the world go round. Pursue what interests you and choose your specialisation from 11 diverse areas of study. This degree empowers you to design and determine your own future. Explore the exciting complexities of the social world in which we exist.
Areas of study: Criminology, global Indigenous studies, history, human geography and the environment, human resource management and industrial relations, human services, leisure and tourism management, linguistics, politics and international relations, psychology studies, sociology and anthropology. Note: Not all majors are available on both campuses and are subject to change. Many courses are available online and some courses are delivered from the Newcastle City campus.
Career opportunities: Aboriginal cultural educational officer, cultural development officer, case manager/worker, criminologist, historian, demographer, social scientist, tourist information officer, linguist, foreign affairs and trade officer, health promotion officer.
Practical Experience: Optional 80-hour work placement with organisations involved in social research, education, human resources or community service. The placement is compulsory for students who major in human services.
Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.
Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Recommended studies: English Advanced. For Psychology studies major: Mathematics Advanced. Other related subjects, such as Geography, History Extension, Community and Family Studies, and Society and Culture are recommended depending on the intended major.
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If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
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Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.
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