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Bachelor of Social Science Swinburne University

4.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Ranked #20 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
3 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Delivered online, the Bachelor of Social Science gives students a broad understanding of social science in the context of a culturally diverse global environment. Students can choose from the major study areas of criminology, security and international relations, security and counter terrorism, or behavioural studies, equipping them for diverse careers in areas such as child protection, crime prevention, national security, government and foreign affairs.

Exploring topics such as human behaviour, social issues, ethical dilemmas and international relations, students will develop a rounded understanding of sociocultural and socioeconomic environments. Critical thinking skills will be honed through the analysis of theoretical principles and the reviewal of research, and graduates will display confidence in communicating ideas and arguments in their chosen disciplines.


Security and international relations
Security and counter terrorism
Behavioural studies


Future career areas include roles that: implement strategies and policies for correction programs and crime prevention; investigate victim support, community...

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Additional Information

Swinburne intends that all its courses assist graduates to be:
capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
entrepreneurial in...

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Student Reviews

June 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Online flexibility

Negatives: Sometimes you need to talk to a teacher and you can't - its all via email or online communication

My advice to future students is: Plan your workload and keep up to date with the readings each week

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June 2018
Year completed 2020

I'm majoring in Criminology.

Positives: Being able to grow my knowledge on the subjects i love and getting all the help i require through the use of my lecturers and tutors. My course is also very flexible as it allows me study online whilst being in the comfort of my own home with a small child.

Negatives: The tutors a...

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May 2018
Year completed 2020

I'm majoring in Behavioural Studies.

Positives: Personally I enjoy the mandatory subjects undertaken within this subject. For example, I chose this course for the psychology units as I have a desire to learn about it however didn’t want to do a full blown psychology degree. The educators are amazing and well equipped to he...

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April 2018
Year completed 2018

I did a Psychology/Behavioural science major.

This course is highly valuable as it prepares you for entry into the workforce. The tutors are amazing and are all highly educated and can answer any and all questions posed to them. Each unit is really interesting and really adds to the every growing body of knowledge that you...

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