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Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Political Economy and Social Policy

ATAR/Course cut-off
77.00
This information is for domestic students.
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Overview

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.

Key features

  • 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
  • Access to knowledge and information about contemporary economic relations relevant to the study of humanities and social sciences.

Degrees offering Political Economy and Social Policy

Minimum course duration

3 years full-time

Location

North Ryde (Sydney)

Entry requirements

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

Work experience requirements

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

Notes

  • Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
  • Units marked with a P are PACE units.

Major requirements

The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this major

100 level Credit Points
Required SOC182 Economy and Society 3
Required either ECON110 Macroeconomic Principles (3)
or ECON111 Microeconomic Principles (3) 3
200 level Credit Points
Required SOC223 Social Inequality and Social Policy 3
Required 3cp from ECON203 Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON204 Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON214 Applied Macroeconomics (3)
ECON215 Applied Microeconomics (3) 3
Required 3cp from ECON203 Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON204 Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON214 Applied Macroeconomics (3)
ECON215 Applied Microeconomics (3)
HRM201 Workplace Relations (3)
POL255 African Politics and Globalisation (3)
POL283 The Politics of Development Theory and Practice (3)
SOC224 Methods of Social Research (3)
SOC295 Work and Employment (3) 3
300 level Credit Points
Required SOC346 C Profit, Protest, Policy: Changes in Market Society 3
Required POL303 Global Political Economy 3
Required 6cp from ECON309 Industrial Organisation (3)
ECON311 Macroeconomic Policy (3)
ECON336 Economic Development (3)
ECON356 Evolution of Economic Ideas (3)
ECON359 Environmental Economics (3)
ENVG330 Asia-Pacific Development (3)
SOC329 The Public Sphere (3)
SOC350 Activism and Social Change (3) 6
Additional level Credit Points
Required either POL207 Australian Governments and Public Policy (3)
or SOC322 Human Services in the 21st Century: Care, Gender and Institutions (3) 3
Total credit points required to satisfy this major 30

Notes

  • Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2014 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge across policy areas of government, NGOs and the private sector.

Employers

  • Government
  • NGOs
  • Consulting firms
  • Research institutions
  • Multinationals
  • Media
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Apply

The major in Political Economy and Social Policy (POE01) is available in more than one degree.

1. Select your UAC Code for your preferred degree:

300145

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Science

300253

Bachelor of Business Administration with the degree of Bachelor of Arts

300408

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

300304

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

300287

Bachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Commerce

300760

Bachelor of Engineering with the degree of Bachelor of Arts

300107 - North Ryde Campus
300817 - City Campus (major in Media, Culture and Communications only)

Bachelor of Arts

300319

Bachelor of Social Science with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

300120

Bachelor of Social Science

2. Go to the UAC website and select “Apply". This link will open in a new window.

Applications for Session 2, 2014 has been extended to Monday 30 June 2014.

Re-admission

Students wishing to return to study at Macquarie University should visit the Previous Macquarie Students webpage, for further information and application procedures. 



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