Duration

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

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

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

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

11/76

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

747001 - B Social Science
747001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

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

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

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, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

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?

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.

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.

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

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
11/76

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
747001 - B Social Science

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

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, 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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

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

  • While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

    Program Rules and Requirements

    To complete the Bachelor of Social Science

    To complete the Bachelor of Social Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

    Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

    A student is required to obtain 48 units from the BSocSc list comprising:

    • 18 units of compulsory courses from Part A;
    • 12 unit major from Part B; and
    • 18 units of elective courses which could consist of a major, minors, other courses on the BSocSc list or courses approved by the Executive Dean
    • At least 28 units must be at advanced level.

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

    Program Rules for the Bachelor of Social Science