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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Social Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Social Justice Studies (BAHN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Explore your passion for Social Justice, and deepen your knowledge of fairness, equality, and human rights through an Honours program.
  • Enhance your career prospects for a role in government and non-government agencies, or the private sector.
  • You can choose to conduct research on a specific social issue either at a local, national or international level.
  • You will be given the opportunity to further strengthen your research, analytical, writing and reporting skills.
  • Draw on your interdisciplinary training to integrate ideas, theories and frameworks from the social sciences to contribute capably to the development of social justice plans and programs in various contexts.

Further study

This degree will also serve as a pathway to further study such as a Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates will further their research, analytical, and reporting skills to prepare them for international humanitarian careers with organisations such as Oxfam International or UNICEF.
  • Additional roles include social justice specialist or consultant with government agencies or non-government organisations (NGOs), public administration, city planning, mental health administration, think tank research, or a career as a public defender, policy advocate or lobbyist.

Entry requirements 

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
1 x major 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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