University of New England

Bachelor of Social Science

University of New England
Institution rating
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Learn how to conduct social research using a range of methods, techniques and technologies
  • Enjoy a flexible course structure, including opportunities for on-the-job training
  • Choose to study online across three teaching periods (trimesters)

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This course with the Psychology major is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Entry requirements

Mature Age Applicants

  • Applicants who have undertaken higher education qualifications (complete or incomplete) including Diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, and/or postgraduate courses may be considered for admission to UNE based on their Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Applicants who have undertaken Vocational Education and Training (VET) through a Registered Training Organisation may be considered for admission. When assessing your eligibility for University entry, UNE will take a number of factors into account, including the level and type of qualification (preferably a Certificate IV or above), whether it was graded or ungraded, and whether the qualification was successfully completed.
  • Applicants who are uncertain of whether they meet the selection criteria are encouraged to contact UNE directly to discuss their circumstances and the alternate entry options available to them.

Year 12 Applicants

  • Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank: 72.55; AND
  • Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Armidale
Online study also available

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

Visit University of New England's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

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

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of New England'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, University of New England 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 can choose to undertake the WORK300 Work Ready unit as an elective within the course.

This unit consists of 120 hours of fully supervised professional activity, project work or directed investigation within a host work placement.

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

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Social Science
University of New England
(5 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceUniversity of New England
Graduation date2015
Study modeBlended
Student review
Good course bad facilitation and organisation amongst the institution with limited support
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceUniversity of New England
Graduation date1982
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Great Campus, easy access to all the facilities, interesting range of lecturers including visiting professors from overseas and opportunity tl get involved in current research projects.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Social ScienceUniversity of New England
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeBlended
Student review
UNE is a fine institution that has a good balance of quality teachers and content, with excellent support for online students.

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Bachelor of Social Science

You may wish to discuss the following with University of New England:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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Bachelor of Social Science