With the Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) you’ll explore the interpersonal, community, social, economic and global issues that shape the world we live in.
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.
This course is embedded in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
- Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences)
- Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) / Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) / Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
Related Postgraduate courses: Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Why Social and Political Sciences at UTS?
- Specialised skills
Gain specialised skills in social science analysis, communication studies and research, with an emphasis on politics, cultural history, international studies and sociology — all the tools you need to engage effectively with social change.
- Professional experience
All students have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement with a community or non-government organisation. A special placement with New South Wales Parliament is also available.
- Experienced academics
Our teaching team is made up of highly accomplished academics and industry practitioners who’ll inject your theoretical learning with practical activities.
- Hands-on learning
You'll produce an online publication on a key social issue for a real-world organisation, such as a political party, religious institution or advocacy group, and see firsthand how these institutions promote ideas in society. View examples of student work.
- Social impact
You can start driving meaningful social change long before you graduate by engaging with UTS-led community ventures, such as UTS Shopfront.
- Add a second major
Expand your career options by adding a second major to your degree. Options include Journalism, Digital & Social Media, Public Communication or Creative Writing.
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 the students say
For me, Social and Political Sciences was a really easy choice because it worked so well with my Journalism major. It's a course that quickly gets you thinking about the impacts of various policies and ideologies on the community.
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (Social and Political Sciences)
Studying Social and Political Science at UTS has been a really enriching and enjoyable experience. A highlight was a recent opportunity I had to complete a project with the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, where I undertook independent research and prepared a paper on Juvenile Incarceration in Australia.
Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Sciences) / Bachelor of Laws