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Career opportunities for Sociology graduates
After graduating from the Sociology program, you will be qualified for a variety of careers in business, government, policy development and administration, teaching and research, including areas such as administration, business development, policy development, public service, human resources, sales and marketing, social research and marketing.
Federal, State and Local governments
Generalist graduate entry programs, industrial relations, criminal justice work, policy development and implementation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, urban planning, administration, migrant and multicultural affairs.
Further study and academic work
Higher degree, including PhD study, university and TAFE teaching, research assistant work.
Sociology graduates can also do career-specific postgraduate studies such as teaching, social work, health sciences or law.
Community and non-profit organisations
Administration, overseas aid and development agencies, social research, policy development, lobbying, environment campaigns.
Consumer/social research, public relations, publishing, journalism, personnel work, training.
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…
Frequently Asked Questions
Why study sociology at Western Sydney University?
- Staff with national and international expertise
- An up to date and engaging curriculum
- Both face to face and online learning opportunities
- Guidance and mentorship
- A range of social science units complementary to the sociology specialisation
What will I learn?
You will be guided in the development of a sociological imagination. From this perspective, you will come to understand human beings as not simply individuals whose life course is shaped by their own individual capacities and limitations, but as individuals and groups of individuals who experience constraints and opportunities relative to their location in society, and shaped by their relation to social institutions such as the family, the education system, and the law. You will be invited to apply your sociological imagination to topic areas including race and ethnicity, migration, health and religion.
Are there any research opportunities arising from a study of sociology?
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QS World University Rankings by Subject Sociology
Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 100 Universities for Sociology, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.