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Bachelor of Social Science (Social Science and International Relations)

Summary
Bachelor of Social Science Majors Interdisciplinary Social Science and International Relations (BSSC)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education.
View USQ Handbook
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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
plus 1 x Social Science major 8
plus 1 x International Relations major 8
plus 4 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor
4
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Alternate pathways

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

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education 

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 909295
Toowoomba 909291

Closing dates

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.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.