Bachelor of Social Science Macquarie University

4.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

How do people respond to a serious disease outbreak such as SARS? What communication methods do protesters use to bypass government-controlled media? How can violent crime be reduced and our neighbourhoods made safer? What impact do social inequalities have on opportunities? Questions like these are at the heart of social science, which is the study of society and the relationships among individuals.

This course will help you gain the insights into the science of people, places and social problems. With the skills you'll develop in social research and applied social science, you'll be prepared to make valuable contributions to some of the world's biggest issues.


Development Studies and Culture Change
Environmental Humanities
Gender Studies
Human Geography
Indigenous Studies

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Career opportunities for graduates include:
change manager
development officer
government or private sector consultant

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Additional Information

You'll undertake an internship with one of our research partners, which will provide on-the-job training and the opportunity to work on a research ...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Social Science Macquarie University based on 4 reviews
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Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: My course outlines the basics and helps build a great introductory foundation into the world of sociological research and political science. As someone who started out simply with the interest in studying humanity, international relations has completely expanded my understanding of societal systems and the function...

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July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The course goes into great detail in developing skills in research data collection, analysis, and publication. In first year, you are introduced to social science broadly, and acquainted with the tools you'll use in the field once you've graduated. This focus of this introductory unit sets you up for the rest of t...

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June 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Very open with lots of different majors to choose from along with the opportunity to choose a second major from anywhere in the university (lots of options). The freedom of an arts degree with the push towards employment. Very helpful with introduction to university life and an help in all forms.

Negatives: Some...

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April 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: I like the flexibility of having majors at macquarrie, and that you can kinda do a degree more suited to you. At least within social sciences, there is a focus on every social science

Negatives: the location of macquarrie

My advice to future students is: go for it, and if you don't like it do something else!,...

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