Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Political Economy and Social Policy
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This major develops a multi-disciplinary understanding of the social and economic worlds.
You will learn to apply social scientific models of economic life to issues of employment and social inclusion, gender and the labour market; understand the operation of economic and policy making institutions and patterns of service delivery; and historical, contemporary and future developments in market societies.
- Develop independent study and research skills
- Learn a range of social scientific approaches to economic life and be able to apply these approaches to social policy and applied social research analysis
You will learn skills and theories that will allow you to contribute to international, cross-cultural policy development and to shape social interventions.
3 years full-time
North Ryde (Sydney)
Those interested in the relationships between economic, social and political issues and the development of policies around these areas.
English Language Requirements
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
What you will study
|Degree requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points for the degree||69|
|Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above||39|
|Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above||21|
|Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Social Science|
|Completion of a designated People unit|
|Completion of a designated Planet unit|
|Completion of a designated PACE unit|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
Specific minimum requirements:
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this degree.
|100 level||Credit Points|
|Required||SSC100||Introduction to Social Science||3|
|200 level||Credit Points|
|Required||SOC224||Methods of Social Research||3|
|Required||SSC200||Evaluation, Planning and Policy||3|
|300 level||Credit Points|
|Required||SSC300||C||Advanced Social Research Methods||3|
|Required||SOC301||P||Internships in Social Research||6|
- Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
- Units marked with a P are PACE units.
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this major
- local, state or federal government officer
- policy maker
- public servant
- social researcher
- trade union representative
- consulting firms
- research institutions