Macquarie University

Bachelor of Social Science

Macquarie University
Institution rating
3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This program develops an understanding of how we make sense of the world and the questions we ask about it, challenging students to not just wonder why we ask these questions, but also what we can and should do with the answers we find. There is a strong emphasis on social research design, methods, practice and application across a range of data analysis techniques and technologies. This provides students with a flexible set of vocational skills and capabilities, offering an understanding of issues in culturally diverse social environments in local and global contexts. They are prepared for a wide variety of research and policy-related careers in both the private and public sectors.

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Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • North Ryde

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Macquarie University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Students undertake an internship with one of Macquarie's research partners.

Visit Macquarie University's website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Science
Macquarie University
(6 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceMacquarie University
Graduation date2018
Study modeBlended
Student review
Enlightening and extremly informative. The quality of education is exceptional. It helped me utilize necessary skills and informations for my career and enabled me to use my potentials in a professional manner.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceMacquarie University
Graduation date2011
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
This course was helpful and interesting but it did have a lack of practical experience useful in the workplace, seeming to be more focused on theory. It would have been nice to have more career advice at the beginning and throughout the course as this really wasn’t given whatsoever.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceMacquarie University
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Great program with impressive teaching staff. Flexible enough to pursue own personal direction and interests in social science.

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Bachelor of Social Science

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