Study Social Science

Understanding what drives modern society is why we study social sciences. This knowledge allows us to make positive and significant changes to at least ourselves, if not the broader community. This is why our Social Science degrees rank among the most exciting and important programs at Western Sydney University.

Social Science Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
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Bachelor of Anthropology Penrith; Liverpool 3F / 6P 75.25; 74.00
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Social Science Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 8P 70.00; 70.00; 71.60
Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour Parramatta 3F / 6P 79.00
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City 4F / 8P 85.10; 80.00; 80.55
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Penrith; Campbelltown; Bankstown; Parramatta 5F /10P 80.15; 78.60; 83.35; 80.80
Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) Penrith; Parramatta 4F 90.00; 92.00
Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 82.00; 82.00
Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) Parramatta 4F / 8P 60.00
Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Social Science Bankstown; Parramatta 4F / 8P 70.00; 70.00
Bachelor of Science Criminology and Psychological Studies Online 3F / 6P 75.00
Bachelor of Social Science Penrith; Parramatta; Sydney City; Liverpool 3F / 6P 73.30; 68.25; 71.85; 68.05
Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced) Penrith; Parramatta; Liverpool 3F / 6P 90.00; 90.00; 90.00
Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology) Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 73.30; 71.85
Bachelor of Social Science (Child and Community) Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 73.30; 68.25
Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice) Penrith; Bankstown; Sydney City 3F / 6P 73.30; 68.25; 68.05
Bachelor of Social Science (Geography and Urban Studies) Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 68.25; 71.85
Bachelor of Social Science (Heritage and Tourism) Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 68.25; 71.85
Bachelor of Social Science (Peace and Development Studies) Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 68.25; 71.85
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 76.15; 75.60; 77.25;
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 73.30; 71.85
Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws Campbelltown; Parramatta 5F / 10P 95.00; 95.00
Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies Parramatta City 0.5F / 1P
Graduate Certificate in International Criminology Parramatta 0.5F / 1P
Graduate Certificate in Social Science Parramatta CBD 0.5F / 1P Not applicable
Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian and Development Studies Parramatta City 1F / 2P
Graduate Diploma in International Criminology Parramatta 1F / 2P
Graduate Diploma in Social Science Parramatta 1F / 2P Not applicable
Master of Education (STEM) Online 1-1.5 F / 2-3P
Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies Parramatta City 1.5 F / 3P
Master of International Criminology Parramatta 1.5 F / 3P
Master of Social Science Parramatta CBD 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Science (Development, Security and Sustainability) Parramatta City 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Science (Difference and Diversity) Parramatta City 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Science (Digital Research and Social Data Analytics) Parramatta City 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Science (International Criminology) Parramatta City 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Science (Religion and Society) Parramatta City 2F / 4P Not applicable
Master of Social Work (Qualifying) Parramatta City 2F / 4P
Social Science Study Guide

Career opportunities for Social Science graduates

If you are looking for a career that focuses on understanding human society and allows you to choose different specialisations and combinations of units, our Bachelor of Social Science could be ideal for you.

Many of the Western Sydney University Social Sciences programs lead to professional recognition in areas such as:

  • social work
  • counselling
  • urban planning
  • community welfare
  • art therapy
  • policing

Academic Profile

Professor Rob Stones

Before coming to Western Sydney in January 2013, Rob Stones was Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex in the UK. During his time at Essex he held positions as Head of the Department of Sociology and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He has published extensively in the areas of social and sociological theory and on their use in empirical case study research. He is well known for developing the approach of Strong Stru…

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