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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Social Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major Social Justice Studies (BAHN)
CRICOS: 030289G

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.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 22880
On-campus

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

AUD 25600

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.

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.

CRICOS: 030289G

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021.

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