Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Sociology) at University of Canberra, Australia

The Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Sociology) allows you to examine how social, economic, and political factors influence human behavior in modern society if you have a strong social conscience and a desire to spend your career researching society's most important concerns.

Description

The Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Sociology) allows you to examine how social, economic, and political factors influence human behavior in modern society if you have a strong social conscience and a desire to spend your career researching society's most important concerns. 


Also, you'll gain a strong foundation in the social sciences, which will allow you to understand real-world social and economic issues. 


The course will allow you to explore social policy reform issues from a unique perspective due to Canberra's location at the heart of federal and ACT government socio-economic policy design, implementation, and evaluation.


Here, students can study a wide range of academic subjects and disciplines, including international relations and political science, as well as business, management, law, and commerce, thanks to the course's flexibility. 


You'll get research and data analysis experience, as well as analytical and critical thinking abilities, which will prepare you for a career in current policy and analysis. 


After graduation, you'll be equipped for a number of careers in the government, corporate sector, not-for-profit sector, and community sector. Alternatively, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree if you decide to continue your studies.

What you will Study


  1. We examine the complexities of today's policy environments, looking for big sociological problems and coming up with solutions.


  1. apply a variety of social and cultural ideas to current social challenges and events.


  1. Use rigorous research methodologies to critique popular interpretations of current social life.


  1. They study the dynamics of power, cultural meanings, and social inequities.


  1. Recognize, assess, and evaluate the connections between resource scarcity, valued nature, and social and economic policy formulation in local and global contexts.

Work-Integrated Learning

The structure and content of this degree have been shaped by employers and industry experts, making it relevant to successful job and career outcomes. 


Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) alternatives include internships, professional practice units, capstone projects, networking, and study abroad options. 


If you choose to pursue a career in research, the National Centre for Socio-Economic Modeling (NATSEM) is one of the University's most well-known multidisciplinary research institutions, and you'll have the chance to work on high-profile socio-economic research.


For students with a degree in WIL, there is a wide range of employment opportunities in the public and commercial sectors because of the degree's wide range of career options.

Career Opportunities


  1. Researcher and Research fellow

  2. Policy officer and Policy adviser

  3. Public affairs consultant

  4. Program manager

  5. Campaign manager

  6. Multicultural affairs liaison

  7. Community project officer

  8. Electoral officer

  9. Human rights officer

  10. Social and political researcher

  11. Survey and market researcher

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Admission to this program is determined by an entry rank. To achieve a rank, utilize one of the following methods:


  1. The 12th year's ATAR

  2. Additional Australian Certificates and Diplomas

  3. Prior professional experience

  4. A foreign credential


We also have a number of entry programs that allow you to apply for admission to the university through different routes and methods.


English Language Requirement

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for this course is subsidized by the Australian government. The student is responsible for the remaining payment.


  • For International Students-  $32,800 per year

  • Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

$32,800 per year
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS, TOEFL (IBT), PTE
  • Scholarship
    20% Off Total Tuition Fee