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The School of Social Sciences at UNSW consists of an outstanding academic community at the forefront of a diverse range of social science areas and humanities professions in the real-world.
Benchmarked with the highest global rating of 5 by Excellence in Research of Australia (ERA), the School’s overall Studies in Human Society research is among the best in the world.
Our academics contribute expert opinion and scholarly knowledge to many policy fields. We're renowned for our strong relationships with the international research community and our established visitor program.
The School is active in theoretical and empirical research and receives regular funding from national competitive sources such as the Australian Research Council and individual research contracts from government and other organisations. The ARC has awarded its coveted Future Fellowships to four of our political scientists, one of the strongest disciplinary results in the country.
Our scholars produce thought-leading material and are well-published across books, conference papers, editorials, and research articles in prominent Australian and international publications.
- Development Studies
- Politics & International Relations
- Social Research & Policy
- Social Work
- Sociology & Anthropology
The following research programs are available in all research areas:
In addition, the following Professional Doctorate programs are also available: