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Field of Study

Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Analyse social change and investigate patterns of social behaviour as you gain the critical and analytical skills to build evidence-based findings on the pressing issues of our time.

You'll complete compulsory coursework that will expose you to social science traditions, theories and contemporary issues. You're encouraged to think strategically about your own research and career pathways.

An honours research thesis is the major component of this program. You'll complete a substantial research project under the guidance of a supervisor. This includes developing your research questions, applying appropriate methodologies and presenting your written conclusions.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for sociology

QS World University Rankings 2020

36 in the world for sociology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Family services officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Social and welfare services planner

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Social Science Honours Research Seminar 1
  • Social Science Honours Research Seminar 2
  • Honours Research Thesis