Bachelor of Social Science

Western Sydney University

Shape the world we live in with our Bachelor of Social Science. Expand knowledge of the social world through theory, research and practical application. Get a deep understanding of the complex, culturally diverse and dynamic world we live in. Built in flexibility and choice in a range of offerings in the social sciences. Choose majors and sub-majors from Child and Community, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage and Tourism, Peace and Development Studies, Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice. Create a degree as specialised or as broad as your desired career path. Western Sydney University is Top 100 for Sociology Worldwide (QS World University Rankings).

Course Fee:

International: $75,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; any 2 units of English


240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Child and community studies; Criminology and criminal justice; Geography and urban studies; Heritage and tourism; Peace and development studies; Sociology.

Study Pathways:

Alternate Entry Pathway: Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standard.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta 58.6 Yes Part time 6 years
Penrith 59.25 Yes Online 3 years
Sydney City 58.2 Yes Online 3 years
Sydney City 58.2 Yes Full time 3 years
Liverpool City 59.25 No Online 3 years
Liverpool City 59.25 No Full time 3 years
Penrith 59.25 Yes Part time 6 years
Parramatta 58.6 Yes Online 3 years
Parramatta 58.6 Yes Full time 3 years
Sydney City 58.2 Yes Part time 6 years
Penrith 59.25 Yes Full time 3 years
Liverpool City 59.25 No Part time 6 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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