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Major

Social and Public Policy

Bachelor of Social Science

This major connects social sciences to the world of politics.

Students learn how to analyse social and economic issues and develop, implement and evaluate policy solutions. Courses cover social and economic analysis, policy development, implementation, management and evaluation, and community engagement and development. You'll learn how social policy affects everyone in a society and the role of social policy in producing positive change.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for social policy and administration

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:

  • Policy adviser
  • Public policy adviser
  • Policy and research officer
  • Project/program officer
  • Crime prevention officer
  • Ethics adviser
  • Policy evaluation officer
  • Community planning and policy adviser
  • Social inclusion officer

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Australian Crime Policy
  • Australian Social Policy
  • Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • Governance & Australian Public Policy

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