Explore how changes in the structure of society, the material world, the economy, cultural systems of beliefs and values influence us as members of society.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you’ll explore the connections between what is personal and social in a global context. You’ll explore how changes in the structure of society, the material world, the economy, cultural systems of beliefs and values influence us as members of society.
A degree in Sociology will give you knowledge and skills that are increasingly important in a wide range of professions and occupations. You’ll gain a broader perspective for understanding the world as you learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively.
To expand your perspective, skills and career prospects even further, you can combine this course with another major such as Community Development, Global Politics and Policy, Religion, History, Australian Indigenous Studies or Communication and Media Studies.
When you graduate, you’ll have developed skills in critical thinking, social research, policy analysis, and project evaluation that are crucial in numerous occupations. You could pursue a range of roles in local, state and federal public service, or in welfare, community, industrial and commercial organisations.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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