Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology

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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.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1356
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 079364G
  • Course Code

    • B1356
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

In this course, you’ll explore the connections between what is personal and social, in a global context. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the social world and your place in it, recognising that everyday life is filled by human beings interacting with one another, institutions, ideas and emotions.

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.

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.

5 reasons to study Sociology at Murdoch

  • Gain a strong understanding of social change and your part in it.
  • Learn how changes in the structure of society, cultural systems of beliefs and values, and access to power can influence us as members of society.
  • Gain knowledge that is socially useful and vocationally relevant, both very important assets to future employers.
  • You’ll create an e-portfolio of your work to showcase to employers when you graduate.
  • Study two majors in 3 years and graduate with 2 specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.

What you'll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • the relationship between religions and society
  • the way class, religion, gender, ethnicity and other factors impact on young people’s identity and sense of belonging
  • the role of health and illness in society, and everyday life
  • how social, economic and cultural factors underpin our global food system and our own food choices
  • how the social world influences your personal identity.

Customise your course

Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:

Your future career

A degree in Sociology will give you knowledge and skills that are increasingly important in a wide range of professions and occupations.

Careers could include:

  • Community Project Officer
  • Humanitarian Aid Worker
  • Social Analyst
  • sustainable development
  • criminal investigations/justice.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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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Special Requirements

There may be a reduction of choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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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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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)