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B Soc Sc Social and Public Policy-Single Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
6 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
27824 AUD
National
6819 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

A Bachelor of Social Science teaches students how to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level. Graduates are equipped with key skills valuable to employers such as problem solving, effective written and oral communication, information processing, creative and critical thinking, cross-cultural awareness, social research skills and computer literacy. Courses provide you with knowledge and skills related to social issues, how to identify and analyse social concerns and problems, develop positions on social issues and propose possible interventions.

The degree is a unique and innovative program that gives students expertise in social science research design and implementation. Students gain knowledge and skills for employment in areas such as public policy design and evaluation; social impact assessment; social planning and the analysis of socio-economic issues in a wide range of contexts.

Studies in policy connect the social sciences to the world of practical politics. Students gain the technical skills required to analyse social and economic issues and develop, implement and evaluate policy solutions.

Employment opportunities:

  • Careers in all levels of government and many organisations and community groups 
  • Business-government liaison
  • Analyse social and economic issues
  • Develop policy solutions
  • Manage policy implementation
  • Evaluate policy initiatives 
  • Community development

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

  •  For Australian students:Year 12 or equivalent English.
  •  For International students:

          1) Year 12 or equivalent English.

          2)At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.

               Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

     Course Code         Course Title

Part A:
Compulsory:

  • ANTH1030 Anthropology of Current World Issues: An Introduction
  • POLS1102 Introduction to Politics & Public Policy
  • SOCY1050 Introduction to Sociology
  • POLS2703 Principles of Research: Social and Comparative Perspectives
  • SOCY2339 Introducing Quantitative Research
  • SOCY3329 Qualitative Social Research
  • SOSC3201 Research, Planning and Design
  • SOSC3211 Project
  • ANTH2270 Migration, Culture and Identity
  • POLS2402 Globalisation & International Political Economy

Part B:

Major

Development:

  • POLS1701 Introduction to International Inequality & Development
  • ANTH2060 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH2250 Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
  • ANTH2260 Applied Anthropology and Indigenous Territories
  • POLS2101 Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • POLS2404 The Political Dynamics of Development and Resistance
  • POLS2603 Gender and Global Politics
  • SOCY2020 Sociology of the Environment
  • SOCY2220 Globalisation & Development in Post-Colonial Societies
  • SOSC2288 Community Development: Local and International Practices
  • ANTH3019 Development Practice & Social Impact
  • SWSP1011 The Welfare of Australians
  • POLS1101 Introduction to Australian Politics
  • POLS2101 Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • POLS2201 Australian Foreign Policy
  • POLS2401 Politics & the Economy
  • POLS3102 Governance & Australian Public Policy
  • POLS3115 Environmental Politics & Policy
  • POLY1000 Australian Social Policy
  • POLY3000 Analysis and Practice in Social Policy

Health and Society:

  • ANTH2250 Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
  • ECON2460 Health Economics
  • PUBH1103 Health Systems & Policy
  • PUBH2004 Understanding Health Behaviours
  • PUBH3001 Health Services Planning & Evaluation
  • SOCY2179 Sex, Drugs and Disease: Health of the Marginalised
  • SOSC2190 Human Bodies, Culture & Society
  • SOSC2288 Community Development: Local and International Practices
  • SOCY3020 Medicine, Markets and Health: Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness

 

 

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online hrough the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

 

 

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