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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy in Sociology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy in Sociology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $32,300 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Spring-August 01-June-2021 2021-06-01
Fall-February 01-December-2021 2021-12-01

Overview

Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy in Sociology

If you have a keen social conscience and would like to spend your career investigating society’s key challenges, then the Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Sociology) lets you explore how social, economic and political factors help shape human actions in modern society. 

You’ll develop a solid grounding in the social sciences, which will help you gain skills to analyse social and economic issues in the real world. The course will see you investigate social policy reform matters from a distinctive perspective thanks to Canberra’s location as the centre of federal and ACT government socio-economic policy design, implementation and evaluation.

The course’s flexibility allows for a variety of subject areas and disciplines to be explored, including international relations and political science, as well as business, management, law and commerce. 

On top of analytical and critical thinking skills, you’ll gain experience in research and data analysis, providing you with practical abilities for a contemporary policy and analysis career. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for a range of roles which may include working within the government, private, not-for-profit or community sectors. Or if further learning is your preferred next-step, you’ll be well-prepared to engage in study for a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree.

Work Integrated Learning

The structure and content of this degree has been informed by the needs of employers and industry specialists, making it relevant to successful employment and career outcomes. It includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities in the form of internships, professional practice units, capstone projects, networking and Study Abroad opportunities. 

The National Centre for Socio-Economic Modelling (NATSEM) is one of the University’s most renowned multidisciplinary research centres and you’ll have opportunities to become involved in high-profile socio-economic research if you’re keen to explore a research-led route.

Given the broad employment prospects associated with the degree, student WIL placements can occur across a range of fields, including with state and federal government departments, regulatory agencies, not-for-profit and community organisations, consulting firms, peak body associations and the private sector.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$40,412

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,668
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,112
Tuition 1 person $32,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

1) awards, certificates or transcripts from complete or incomplete study
2) subject or unit outlines from previous tertiary study
3) English test results
4) evidence of professional experience

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

60
12
listening
21
writing
18
speaking
13
reading

PTE

50
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
The University of Canberra College (UCC) offers a number of Pathways programs to improve your English or study skills and help you gain entry into a UC degree. These include:

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) will improve your English language skills and can help you gain entry into a UC degree.
UC diplomas
International Foundation Program
Graduate Certificate in Academic Foundations and achieved at least 50% in the Academic Writing and Research Skills unit and at least 65% in your combined test and final exam scores.

You’ll satisfy the UC English language requirements for most undergraduate and postgraduate courses if you complete a Pathways program at UCC. The specific Pathways program you choose determines the UC courses you can move to once you’ve finished your UCC studies.

Academic background and requirement

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- work experience
- overseas qualification

Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Legal Services plus have a minimum of two years of documented full-time work experience as a paralegal or its equivalent will also be considered for admission.

University also offers a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes. 

Career opportunities

Researcher

Research fellow

Policy officer

Public affairs consultant

Policy adviser

Program manager

Campaign manager

Youth worker

Multicultural affairs liaison

Community project officer

Electoral officer

Human rights officer

Social and political researcher

Survey and market researcher

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