Social and Political Sciences FAQ
View our frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences).
What is the Selection Rank for Social and Political Sciences?
To view the selection rank for Social and Political Sciences, see the relevant course page.
Please note, the numbers provided are the lowest Selection Ranks (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) to which an offer was made to Year 12 students who completed their HSC in the year immediately prior to the Autumn intake.
What careers could I pursue as a Social & Political Sciences graduate?
Career options include advocacy in environmental, Indigenous, human rights and overseas development organisations, as well as trade unions; policy research, analysis and program management in government; management in social services and welfare, including women's, migrant and Indigenous programs; and research in think tanks and academia.
How does Social and Political Sciences complement a Law degree?
Studying a combined degree in Social and Political Sciences / Law provides students with a range of professional and analytical skills grounded in sociology, social policy, politics, public history and international studies, for either legal or social science practice. It is designed for students who want to use their professional legal qualification together with social research, policy development and political advocacy. Find out more about this combined degree.
How does the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation complement this course?
Social and political sciences come to life in the contemporary world through communication – inter-personal and community, and more widely in society and the global public sphere. This combined, cross-disciplinary course investigates society, explores current issues, and questions implications of change and progress in the global community. Students undertake professional studies as well as social, cultural and communication theory and practice so they can ask questions, research issues, develop advocacy skills and develop effective communication strategies. Find out more about this combined degree.
Is Social & Political Sciences a good course for people who are passionate about political activism?
Within the Social & Political Sciences course, students get to explore the world of social and political change, and gain hands-on experience in advocacy and the communication of policy. Students who are interested in political advocacy will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct research, examine social issues and become an effective advocate, communicator and change-maker in an increasingly globalised world.
What sort of projects do students work on during their internship/placement?
Students work on a variety of projects, depending on their organisation that they are interning at. View some examples of student work that students have completed on placement.
How many contact hours per week is Social & Political Sciences?
Most full-time Communication students are on campus 2-4 days per week, depending on their study plan and timetable. Students are also expected to complete work outside of their contact hours, such as preparation for class tutorials and assessments.
If students are struggling with the workload, they can choose to study a reduced load instead (1 or 2 subjects per semester as opposed to 3). Please note, students who reduce their study load may no longer be eligible for Centrelink or concession benefits. For more information, visit our financial help service.