Bachelor of Social Science (Social Science and International Relations)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
The last intake for the Bachelor of Social Science will be semester 3, 2017. If you're interested in this area of study, you may like to consider the Bachelor of Arts (Social Justice Studies).
Observe global interaction
The Bachelor of Social Science (Social Science and International Relations) offers you the chance to learn how countries and regions interact on a global scale and the issues that these relationships can face. You will gain a strong understanding of Australian domestic and international affairs while looking at the multitude of relationships and issues that affect nations, regions and global politics on a wider international level.
You will be encouraged to incorporate a study abroad experience or an internship under the Australian National Internship Program to give you an edge when it comes time to find a job.
Whether you are fascinated by the world and want to learn more or if you want to make a difference, this degree will give you the chance to get involved.
Graduates of this degree will be equipped for a career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, defence, international trade, human rights or tourism.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Social Science are: Social Science and Anthropology, Applied Social Science and Anthropology, Social Science and Behavioural Science, Applied Social Science and Behavioural Science, Social Science and Communication and Media Studies, Applied Social Science and Communication and Media Studies, Social Science and History, Applied Social Science and History, Social Science and Indigenous Studies, Applied Social Science and Indigenous Studies, Applied Social Science and International Relations, Social Science and Language & Culture and Applied Social Science and Language & Culture.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.