Overview

Social researchers inform public debate and political decision-making. This degree develops knowledge and skills in research and analysis to help you understand complex social, environmental and economic problems. Core courses cover social science, policy analysis and research methods.

Students can gain practical experience through real-world coursework activities, vocational placements (internships), overseas exchange programs or by getting involved in student organisations or volunteering.

You will also complete a major social research project that brings together the research and analytical skills necessary for research and policy-related work.

Program Code

3420

UAC Code

422300

CRICOS Code

001917B

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

100

Majors

  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Marketing
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social Research and Policy
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual mode (120 UOC) made up of: 1. Core Social Research and Policy courses (54 UOC) 2. Prescribed Social Research and Policy elective (6 UOC) 3. One major stream (60 UOC) from the approved list Dual mode is available in 3937 Science/Social Research & Policy, 3938 Advanced Science/Social Research & Policy, 4044 Social Work (Honours)/Social Research & Policy, 4771 Social Research & Policy/Law, and 4815 Art Theory/Social Research & Policy.

Career Opportunities

  • Research officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Political adviser
  • Project officer
  • Research consultant
  • Social worker

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

75.15

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

80.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

80.00

2019 A levels 4

13

2019 IB Diploma 5

29

2019 QLD OP 6

10

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$6,566*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 1

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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