Social Science is a great option if you want opportunities to study across different disciplines, participate in industry placements, go on exchange with international partners or take up a combined (double) degree.
Our students can either chose to focus their studies for a specific career or have the flexibility to explore their interests. We prepare our students with the skills that employers want, so they can make a global impact.
Courses and Units
Study with us — apply in one of our courses available at the School of Social Sciences listed below.
Each course and unit is linked to its own page with more detailed information on the University of Tasmania Courses & Units website, including Major/Minors available within each course, and comprehensive lists of units available for study under each applicable Major/Minor.
- Bachelor of Arts (A3A)
- Bachelor of Justice Studies (13Q)
- Bachelor of Social Science (A3D)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) (13D)
- Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (A4S)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (A3G)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics (A3H)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts (A3I)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (63J1)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (13P)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (A3J)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (R4A)
- Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours (Specialisation) (R4C)
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law (L4R)
- Bachelor of Justice Studies with Honours (R4D)
- Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (R4F)
- Bachelor of Social Work with Honours (A4S) (Four-year bachelor with embedded honours)
Masters by Coursework
Masters by Research
To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, please visit the Research Degrees web page.
Lists of undergraduate units are provided below. To see units on offer for honours and postgraduate courses, select the relevant course from the course lists.
Study Opportunities & Experiences
Studying a degree online offers the ultimate flexibility to study at a time that suits you and your lifestyle. We offer a variety of degree programs and majors or minors that can be completed fully online.
- Online: From full degree programs, to an increasing collection of of majors and minors available to be completed online.
- Off-campus: Programs that are offered wholly or partially off-campus.
- Intensive: Programs that offer study over a few weeks – usually summer, winter or spring, and on campus.
- Mixed mode: A combination of on-campus and online studies.
As a student of Social Sciences both the University and the School provide access to a variety of scholarships and bursaries at a University, College of Arts, Law and Education and Discipline level. The main application period begins in August, and closes on the 31st October the year prior to study commencing.
The College of Arts, Law and Education also offers a financial assistance program for students wishing to undertake Short Term Overseas Study Programs.
Placements and Internships
The School of Social Sciences offers opportunities for internships with state parliament and public sector agencies to provide workplace and research experience in relevant specialised fields whilst studying. Read more about our placements and internships for:
There are also external opportunities available such as The Aurora Project, an Australian Government funded internship with applications accepted from candidates with an academic background in the School of Social Sciences including Sociology and Social Work, together with a range of other disciplines.
Don't meet the traditional entry requirements? The University of Tasmania aims to increase access and participation in tertiary education through providing alternate pathways and partnerships. The School of Social Sciences offers an alternative entry pathway into our undergraduate programs. The Arts pathway is a great introduction into university study, and can assist you in gaining the qualifications and experience you need for your chosen career.
This foundation year of study provides students with the skills and knowledge related to study the arts and social sciences, with additional support and guidance to help you succeed. Whether you intend to study a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences or Bachelor of Social Work, completing this year of foundation study in the Diploma of University Studies (Arts Specialisation) (21A) will assist you in achieving your goals.
An overseas study program gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures, study languages, undertake work placement or internships, make new friends and explore the world while receiving credit toward your degree. It provides a 'total immersion' experience in a variety of study areas and locations. You can choose a program length that suits you, from a 2-week fieldtrip, a short-term summer program to a full semester (or two).