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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Arts / Social Science

Broaden your horizons and expand your employment prospects by combining the Bachelor of Arts with your Social Science program.

The future of work is unknown, with people and enterprise skills in increasing demand across all industries. UQ’s Bachelors of Arts / Social Science graduates are ideally placed to thrive and adapt to this changing environment.

The Bachelor of Arts provides you with creative and critical thinking skills that help you build a portfolio of capabilities that can be transferred across industries.

With one of the most comprehensive course offerings in Australia, you'll have the opportunity to explore the subjects you love by choosing from more than 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages.

In the Bachelor of Social Sciences, you'll explore how to address pressing social issues – such as poverty and inequality, Indigenous peoples and injustice, health and illness, and the social impacts of climate change – at local, national and international levels.

This dual program allows you to combine studies in the unique and innovative Bachelor of Social Science program with a wide range of majors in the arts.

Program highlights

  • If you're curious to learn, a dual degree with the Bachelor of Arts allows you to explore endless opportunities and get ready for almost any possible future.
  • Combine your degree with over 40 study areas across the humanities, social sciences and languages.
  • Learn differently and base your expertise on understanding how and why people interact with each other and the universe.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the real world by undertaking a supervised, year-long scientific research project.

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Development
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Environment and Society
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and Society
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Minors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Community engagement officer
  • Art therapist
  • Student recruitment officer
  • Community support worker
  • English teacher
  • Content creator
  • Journalist
  • Counsellor
  • Policy adviser
  • Project coordinator

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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