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BA/BSocSc Public Policy-Single Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
8 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
27824 AUD
National
6687 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

This dual degree program allows students to combine studies in the unique and innovative Bachelor of Social Science program with a wide range of majors in the arts. For example, foreign language studies can be combined with a major in Development. The 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.

Studies in Public Policy are designed to help students come to grips with issues of and controversies within modern governance in general, and with the institutions and processes of public policy in particular. The main focus of studies in this area is on the political, institutional, economic, social and ideological forces that shape Australian governance and public policy. Students completing this program should be equipped with the analytical abilities necessary to embark on policymaking and advising careers within the public, private and community sectors.

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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:

  • OP/Entry rank:11/76
  • Year 12 or equivalent English.

 For International students:

  • Year 12 or equivalent English.
  • 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

Bachelor of Social Science:

      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

      Social and Public Policy:

  • 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:

  • SOCY1030 Introduction to Health, Illness 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

Public Policy-Single Major:

  • POLS1102 Introduction to Politics & Public Policy
  • POLS1101 Introduction to Australian Politics
  • POLY1000 Australian Social Policy
  • POLS2101 Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • POLS2118 Political Psychology
  • POLS2119 Politics and Language
  • POLS2201 Australian Foreign Policy
  • POLS2217 European Political Issues
  • POLS2301 Democratic World Politics
  • POLS2401 Politics & the Economy
  • POLS2402 Globalisation & International Political Economy
  • POLS2404 The Political Dynamics of Development and Resistance
  • POLS2405 International & Comparative Public Policy
  • POLS2703 Principles of Research: Social and Comparative Perspectives
  • POLS3802 Independent Study
  • POLS3102 Governance & Australian Public Policy
  • POLS3115 Environmental Politics & Policy
  • POLS3116 Politics of Law & Justice in Australia
  • POLS3202 Foreign Policies of the Great Powers
  • POLS3801 Internship
  • POLS3807 Policy Practice

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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 through 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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