3 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 32,300 per year


Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 097665A

Admission Requirements

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

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 6
  • PTE Academic: 53

The program

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.

Study a Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Sociology) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • analyse the complexities of contemporary policy environments, identify key sociological issues and develop corresponding solutions
  • evaluate a range of social and cultural theories and apply them to contemporary social problems and scenarios
  • critique popular explanations of contemporary social life through the application of rigorous methods of enquiry
  • examine the dynamics of power, cultural meanings and social inequities
  • recognise, analyse and evaluate the relationships between the scarcity of resources, the nature of values, and the design of social and economic policy in local and global contexts.

Courses Included

  • Professional Orientation (Government and Policy)
  • Investigating and Explaining Society
  • Professional Evidence (Government and Policy)

Career Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Research fellow
  • Policy officer
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Policy adviser

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