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Social and Political Sciences

Find out what makes society tick with the study of social and political sciences. You’ll explore the interpersonal, community, social, economic and global issues that shape the world we live in.

UTS Social and Political Sciences course

By studying professional studies and social, cultural and communication theory and practice, you’ll develop a breadth of knowledge on how societies work. You’ll also learn to ask questions and conduct research, to understand social issues, and to become an effective advocate, communicator and change-maker in an increasingly globalised world.

Courses

UTS Social and Political Sciences course 2

Why Social and Political Sciences at UTS?

  • Be engaged
    Explore the world of social and political change, and gain hands-on experience in advocacy and the communication of policy.
  • Gain hands-on experience
    Produce an online publication on a key social issue, and undertake project work with an external organisation (political party, religious institution or advocacy group).
  • Think big
    Course content includes social science analysis, communication studies and research, with an emphasis on politics, cultural history, international studies, sociology and social policy — all the tools you need to engage effectively with social change.
  • Select as a first major, or as a second major to complement the skills in your first major.

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Careers

Social and Political Sciences prepares you for a career engaging with social change. Options include: advocacy in environmental, Indigenous, human rights and overseas development organisations, and trade unions; policy research, analysis and program management in government; management in social services and welfare, including women’s, migrant and indigenous programs; research in think-tanks and academia.

What type of student work is involved?

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What the students say

Aishah Ali, Social and Political Sciences student thumbnailAishah Ali
Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) Bachelor of Laws

“The course holistically champions independent thinking, it empowered my voice, giving me academic confidence in tackling challenging issues.”

Alannah Daly
Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) Bachelor of Laws

“Expect to have your views on the world challenged, but in a good way!”

Stephanie Newman, UTS Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies studentStephanie Newman
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Japan)

"This degree is a way for those with inquiring minds to challenge themselves to reconsider their ideas, beliefs and place in the world."

Christopher Field, UTS Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies studentChristopher Field
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

“The social and political research components of my degree have been invaluable in my present vocation.”

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UTS Social and Political Sciences course 3