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Field of Study

Development

Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

This major provides a social science perspective on international and community development problems.

Courses analyse the social effects of development, the role of international aid and community development projects, and environmental policy. The major emphasises working in multi-disciplinary teams to alleviate poverty and inequality, and develop sustainable societies, communities and environments.

Highlights

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 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:

  • Aid project officer
  • Academic researcher
  • Social planner
  • Ethics adviser
  • Community support worker
  • Community development manager
  • Community planning and policy adviser
  • Community development officer

How you'll learn

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

  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

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

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