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Bachelor of Social Sciences University of Adelaide

4.0 out of 5 from 1 review
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Social Sciences equips you with the skills to analyse, interpret and respond to some of society’s most compelling and complex social issues.

Looking through a variety of lenses, taken from the perspectives of politics, geography, anthropology, gender studies and Asian studies, you will delve deeply into numerous multi-layered matters. These include issues such as poverty and inequality, the gender pay gap, homelessness, unemployment, Indigenous peoples and injustice, health and illness, refugees, and the social impacts of climate change.

You will explore the social challenges we face in our increasingly globalised world and learn the techniques and methodologies to devise, implement, and evaluate policy solutions. As a social scientist you will extract meaningful value from data and use this to design practical measures to address contemporary social justice problems and bring about positive change. You will build valuable qualitative and quantitative research skills, and have the opportunity to design your own independent research projects.

If you maintain a high GPA, you will have the opportunity take part in an internship in your third year with an organisation from within the arts, media,...

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Students can take an optional major or minor in:
Politics and International Relations
Psychology (minor only)


Community Outreach Worker, Community Project Manager, Social Inclusion Officer, Social Researcher, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Workplace Relations...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Social Sciences University of Adelaide based on 1 review
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July 2018
Year completed 2015

Positives: The course provides an opportunity to learn about how people's mind and body works and how the person develops as a person over their life. Most lecturers are good and provide insightful teaching that is specifically related to real world application. The university is easily accessible via public transport.


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