Broaden your career options by studying Social Work and Social Research and Policy together.

In this double degree, you will learn to interpret how people and complex social, environmental and economic issues influence real-life events.

The Social Work degree teaches you to understand people through studies in the areas of social work practice, contextual studies, and social and behavioural sciences.

Social Research and Policy components develop knowledge and skills in research and analysis through courses covering cover social science, policy analysis and research methods. Both degrees place strong emphasis on practical skills.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • 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
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual Mode with Bachelor of Social Research & Policy - General Education Requirement

Because both Dual programs are internal to UNSW Arts and Social Sciences the General Education (GE) Exemption for Dual programs does not apply.

For students completing the BSW (Hons) in this Dual mode the Social Research & Policy Prescribed Elective is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement. The other 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing ARTS1870 Rethinking the Social with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.

Career opportunities

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

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents 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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