Bachelor of Social Science Western Sydney University - WSU

3.8 out of 5 from 10 reviews
Ranked #23 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
Sydney
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Shape the world we live in and expand your knowledge through theory, research and practical application. Get a deep understanding of our complex, culturally diverse and dynamic world.

Gain access to industry-based projects and placements, and local and international work experience.

Majors

Child and Community, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage and Tourism, Peace & Development Studies, Sociology, and Criminology & Criminal Justice

Careers

Cultural tourism, Community work, Teaching (with further study), International development agencies, Government agencies, Travel planning and tour directing



Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Social Science Western Sydney University - WSU based on 10 reviews
Rating
3.8
Job prospects
3.3
Teachers
4.0
Course work
4.0
Time worthy
3.3
Money Worthy
3.1



Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: This course is strengthening what I personally know and am well at. The statistics and facts are allowing me to apply what I am good at to the world but with more confidence and certainty

Negatives: I love philosophy, but learning about it when I have to ruins the fun. There is a lot of research that needs to be...

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August 2018
Year completed 2021

I'm doing this online.

Positives: Although we are online, we still have the chance to communicate with other members of the course. We also run monthly collaborate sessions where we all sit and chat about our upcoming assessments, whilst getting to know each other. I do not have to physically go somewhere to sit my exam, I...

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August 2018
Year completed 2022

I'm doing this online.

Positives: It's very in-depth so far, I'm learning a lot about the background to social science and it's making me want to learn more

Negatives: It is harder doing it online, though there is plenty of help available

My advice to future students is: Make our you set aside plenty if time each wee...

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July 2018
Year completed 2013

Positives: Topics are broad
Flexibility
Choice of major

Negatives: Nil

My advice to future students is: Study topics you enjoy

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April 2018
Year completed 2017

The positive was that my teachers and tutors were often very engaging and interested in the topics being discussed in class.

The negative is that our social science course had no practical component. I feel it is essential for social science students to actually experience what it means to be socially engaged.

My advic...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: broadens thinking of the way we see ourselves, the people around us and how we live. Doorway for more conversations about tough topics.

Negative: I can’t think of any negatives. The only negative experiences I have had at uni would be the behaviour of students in the classroom.

My advice to future students i...

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March 2018
Year completed 2017

I did a major in Criminology and criminal justice.

Positive: enlightened learning experience
Negative: some tutors are not suitable to be teaching the course

My advice to future students is: Enjoy your course dont overthink and stress yourself out

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February 2018
Year completed 2016

The course needs to show some practical components to make it more relatable to the real world. You can easily get to the end of the course feeling that you don't have much to show.

My advice to future students is: Consider volunteering/working in your preferred area while studying in order to be able to find a job

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February 2018
Year completed 2015

The course takes a theoretical approach but doesn't provide practical experiences.

My advice to future students - Study something that has a practical component to it.

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February 2018
Year completed 2017

Positive was that we touched on many aspects of social science
Negative was that there was no experience component

My advice to future students - Do not become a zombie halfway in, whatever it is, learn it and be conscious the whole time.

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