Studying UNSW’s new Bachelor of Social Science degree (previously Bachelor of Social Research & Policy), will give you the skills you need to influence policy, drive social change and make a real difference in the world. As a social scientist, you'll learn and develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse, gain insight into and challenge complex social, environmental and political problems.
In this degree, you'll learn a variety of core courses in social policy, policy analysis and research methods. You'll also complete a practical, work-integrated learning experience with the opportunity to see how corporate, not-for-profit and government organisations run. You'll experience first-hand what it is like working in the field of social policy.
Gain Practical Experience
The Bachelor of Social Science gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by undertaking a structured and supported work placement matched with your interests and career aspirations. It’s an opportunity for you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the ‘real world’ and get an insight into the theory-practice connection. You will get guidance and support through coursework materials, academic support and placement supervisors enabling reflexive practice./p>
In your final year, you’ll choose from a range of advanced courses to further build and consolidate the skills necessary for work in the field of social science. You can choose to complete a major social science project, gain the skills to conduct detailed quantitative research and data analysis, or learn how policy is formed with our brand-new course, Evidence for Policy Making.