Courses & Units

Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) (R3K)

Contact person: Dr R Hall.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is a vocationally-oriented course offered by the Faculty of Arts at both the Hobart and Launceston campuses. Students may study full-time or part-time and have nine enrolment years, including the year of passing the first unit for the degree, in which to complete course requirements.

Duration

3 Years full time

Up to 7 Years part time

Location

Not currently available

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

3 Years full time

Location

Not currently available

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 033204D


Course rules

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Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
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Course objectives

The Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) is designed to provide students with high quality social science training together with specific knowledge and skills of policing. Graduates with this degree will have learned the following: to understand and analyse complex issues concerning policing practice in contemporary society; to understand the changing roles and expectations of police in the context of a changing society; to articulate the interaction between theory and practice in police studies; to develop a broad array of intellectual, practical and professional capabilities; to develop critical, analytical and communication skills; and to organise and conduct research projects.

Course structure

To qualify for the degree, students must complete successfully a number of units weighted at 100% at level 100, 100% at level 200, and 100% at level 300 (ie a total of 300%).

At level 100 (first year), students must complete 100% in units from four disciplines (weighted at a maximum of 25% for each discipline) which are listed in two categories (A1 and A2) in Schedule A.

At least two disciplines must be chosen from List A1 - Government (level 100 units that constitute parts of the International Relations, Public Policy and Political Science majors), Sociology, Social Ecology (Hobart or distance study only), History, Philosophy.

No more than two disciplines can be chosen from List A2 - Psychology, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Law. Note that students who include Law in their program of study are not permitted to undertake a Law major as part of this particular degree in subsequent years.

At level 200 (second year), students must complete 50% in units from the Police Studies major and 50% from one of the disciplines chosen at level 100 (apart from Law).

At level 300 (third year), students must complete 50% in units from the Police Studies major and 50% from the discipline chosen to continue at level 200 (which then becomes the second major).

Note too, that students must include three compulsory 'core' units in their Police Studies major program: HSD205 Policing and Governance , HSP314 Policing Practices, and either LAW615 Criminology or HGA206/306 Crime and Criminal Justice or HGA259/359 Sociology of Deviance .

Sample course structure 1

Year 1 (100%)
Law 25%
Government 25%
Human Resource Management 25%
Sociology 25%
Year 2 (100%)
Police Studies 50%
Sociology 50%
Year 3 (100%)
Police Studies 50%
Sociology 50%
Total 300%
Police Studies major 100%
Sociology major 125%

Sample course structure 2

With credit for Tasmania Police Recruitment Course (TPRC)

Year 1 (100%)
Government 25%
TPRC credit 25%
Sociology 25%
History 25%
Year 2 (100%)
Police Studies 25%
TPRC credit 25%
Public Policy 50%
Year 3 (100%)
Police Studies 50%
Public Policy 50%
Totals 300%
Police Studies major 100%
Public Policy major 125%

Schedule A

Students are required to complete 100% in units at this level from four disciplines (each normally taught as two 12.5% units) which are listed below in two categories -- A1 and A2[a]
Choose at least two disciplines (each weighted at a maximum of 25%) from the following:
From the History discipline:

This unit explores the political, social, cultural and economic history of Europe between c.1660 and 1815. Europe's 'long eighteenth century' was a crucial period in shaping both modern Europe and the world. The unit explores both western and eastern Europe,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

From the Philosophy discipline:
From the Political Science discipline:

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus, HSG105 Introduction to the New Global Politics (no longer on offer from 2013). Students intending to complete this introductory unit pair who have not previously completed HSG105 should contact the Program Convenor and/or Arts Student Central to request confirmation of an appropriate substitute unit.
From the Public Policy discipline:
From the Social Ecology discipline (Social Ecology major is available in Hobart or throught distance study only.

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

From the Sociology discipline:

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

No more than 50% from two disciplines can be chosen from the following:
From the Human Resource Management discipline:

This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

From the Information Systems discipline:
From the Psychology discipline:
Or the units LAW121 and LAW122

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonIntensive Session Jun
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

[a]Students who have completed the Tasmania Police Recruitment Course (TPRC) are granted 25% credit at level 100, which means they are required to take at least two level 100 disciplines from List A1 but are required to take only one level 100 discipline from List A2.

1. Police Studies major (compulsory)

To achieve a major in Police Studies students must complete 50% in level 200 units and 50% in level 300 units taken from the following schedule:
Three core units (with a total weight of 37.5%):

Examines major issues concerning contemporary policing practices, including: the policing of diversity, dissent, illicit drugs and domestic violence; and the militarisation of policing. Crime management strategies and forensic practices will also be examined. Case material will be drawn from Australian,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

and either LAW615 or HGA206/306 or HGA259/359

The unit seeks an understanding of the nature of crime, its incidence, explanations for it and society's response to it in its historical, social and political context. Studies cover: the phenomenon of crime, why some forms of conduct are criminalised;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus five elective units[a] (with a total weight of 62.5%) from the following:

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSpring school
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastSummer school
Cradle CoastWinter school
Cradle CoastSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered in the Police Studies undergraduate program. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered in the Police Studies undergraduate program. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Criminal Law is a cornerstone of law students' education. It involves studying the detail of particular offences - including murder, rape, assault and drug trafficking - as well as certain defences, such as 'insanity' and self-defence. Underlying these topics is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Criminal Law is a cornerstone of law students' education. It involves studying the detail of particular offences - including murder, rape, assault and drug trafficking - as well as certain defences, such as 'insanity' and self-defence. Underlying these topics is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit seeks an understanding of the nature of crime, its incidence, explanations for it and society's response to it in its historical, social and political context. Studies cover: the phenomenon of crime, why some forms of conduct are criminalised;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

[a]Students who have completed the Tasmania Police Recruitment Course (TPRC) are granted 25% credit at level 200 towards the Police Studies major. Thus they are required to complete only 25% of level 200 subjects instead of 50%.Tasmania Police Sergeants Course graduates are eligible to receive unspecified 12.5% credit at level 200 or level 300 towards the degree for studies completed since 1998. Tasmania Police Inspectors Course graduates are eligible to receive unspecified 25% credit at level 200 or level 300 towards the degree for studies completed since 1998.
[b]if not taken as a core unit

Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

[c]Criminology, Criminal Law and Sociology of Law may count at either level 200 or 300. Students should note that LAW121 and LAW122 are prerequisites for LAW225 and LAW226

Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

[d]Students should note that KHA101 Psychology 1A and KHA102 Psychology 1B are prerequisites for KHA212/312 Peace, Conflict and Law.

2. History major

Prerequisite: 25% of History units at level 100. To achieve a major in History students must complete 50% in units at level 200 and 50% in units at level 300 as listed in theR3A2hiBachelor of Arts Schedule

3. Human Resource Management major

Prerequisite: 25% in BMA101 Introduction to Management and BMA121 Management of Human Resources. To achieve a major in Human Resource Management students must complete 100% in units at level 200 and level 300 from the following schedule:

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

plus one of either BMA225 or BMA251 or BFA281

Credit Points:

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the theory base of marketing by developing in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus either BMA330 or *BMA391

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

4. Information Systems major (Hobart)

Prerequisite: 25% level 100 Information Systems. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% in units at level 200 and 50% in units at level 300 from the following schedule:

This unit discusses social, legal and ethical aspects of the computing industry and exposes students to existing standards of professional behavior. It also covers the principles, techniques and tools of project management and focuses on the aspects of software documentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students studying journalism and information systems with an introduction to basic legal concepts and an overview of the major legal issues in their respective disciplines. Topics include: the Australian legal system; basic common law and legislative principles; the balance…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus two electives from:

5. International Relations major

Prerequisites: 25% in level 100 International Relations. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% of level 200 units and 50% of level 300 chosen from the Bachelor of Arts schedule, including the following core units:

This unit is primarily concerned with changing power structures in contemporary international relations. It thus focuses on assessing the policy intentions and power capabilities of great and rising powers such as the United States, China, the UK, France, Russia and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the region. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the Asian region. The unit will focus on domestic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

6. Philosophy major

Prerequisite: 25% in level 100 Philosophy. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% in units at level 200 and 50% in units at level 300 units from the Bachelor of Arts Schedule.

7. Psychology major

Prerequisite: 25% level 100 Psychology. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% in units at level 200 and 50% in units at level 300 from the following schedule:

This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Research methods lectures extend studies in experimental design and analysis to the use of analysis of variance, planned and post hoc comparisons, analysis of interactions, and repeated measures designs. Students are also introduced to regression and trend analysis, two factor…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Either KHA202/302 or KHA262/362

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit approaches human development from a lifespan perspective (infancy to old age). The lecture sequence focuses on cognitive development and social-emotional development. These aspects of development are examined in each of the major periods of development: infancy, childhood (early,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus a further 25% of electives at level 200 and a further 37.5% at level 300 from the R3A2psBachelor of Arts schedule. Students should note availability of units in Launceston and Hobart.

8. Political Science major

Prerequisite: 25% in level 100 Political Science. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% in units at level 200 and 50% in units at level 300 units from theBachelor of Arts Schedule, including the following core units:

This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

9. Public Policy major-(Now incorporated into Political Science)

Prerequisites: 25% in level 100 Public Policy. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% of level 200 units and 50% of level 300 chosen from theBachelor of Arts schedule, including the following core units:

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

10. Social Ecology major*

Prerequisites: 25% in level 100 Social Ecology. To achieve a major in this subject students must complete 50% of level 200 units and 50% of level 300, including the following core units:
Core unit:
Plus a further 25% of core units chosen from:

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

And a further 62.5% of units chosen from the Social Ecology units listed in the Bachelor of Arts Schedule.
(*Social Ecology major is available in Hobart and through distance study only. )

11. Sociology major

SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

And a further 75% of units chosen from the Sociology units listed in the Bachelor of Arts schedule.

The degree provides a sound academic base for those considering careers in policing. For serving police officers, the acquisition of tertiary qualifications is clearly becoming advantageous for career advancement.

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. These include several categories of special admission, such as mature age. No subject prerequisites apply to this degree. In addition, applicants who have completed the Tasmania Police Recruitment Course (TPRC) are eligible for admission. Entry to the course occurs normally in February, and there may be limited entry in July.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Credit for previous studyTasmania Police Recruitment Course graduates are eligible to receive a total of 50% credit - unspecified 25% credit at level 100 and 25% credit at level 200 towards the Police Studies major. They are still required to take at least two level 100 disciplines from List A1 but are required to take only one level 100 discipline from List A2.

Tasmania Police Sergeants Course graduates are eligible to receive unspecified 12.5% credit at level 200 or level 300 towards the degree for studies completed since 1998. Tasmania Police Inspectors Course graduates are eligible to receive unspecified 25% credit at level 200 or level 300 towards the degree for studies completed since 1998.

A student who has completed or partly completed another degree from this University or another approved institution can apply for credit for their previous study towards the BSocSc(PoliceStudies) degree.

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.