Honours Degree of Bachelor of Sociology
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
An honours degree is a one-year program that builds upon undergraduate study by introducing the challenge of an extended project.
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build the necessary foundations for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in the sociology world. Perhaps you’re keen to develop deeper insight in an area of specialisation to gain an employability edge.
Our prerequisite for the Bachelor of Sociology (Honours) is a Distinction average in a Bachelor of Sociology or other bachelor degree with a Sociology major. Applications are called for in October and November each year.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework, including in sociological research methods.
- Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
- Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.
Further details on honours are available from schools and disciplines in the faculty.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3BH076 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students team Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree, or equivalent. The prerequisite for Honours study is at least credit standard in a specified major.
Expressions of interest are called for by Departments/Disciplines in October and November each year. Further details on Honours and the expression of interest form are available at the following website: https://arts.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/honours#how-to-apply.
Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 3BH076
CRICOS 0100943 Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $35,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessMany organisations and businesses employ sociologists to evaluate programs, diagnose problems and design solutions to influence outcomes on a range of issues that impact on society and humanity.
The Bachelor of Sociology is a qualification that opens up opportunities to work in policy development, project planning, legal submissions or strategic organisational management. Our graduates are sought after by government agencies both locally and nationally, the media industry, social and health research bodies, and business.
- Charitable trusts
- Community development
- Government agencies
- Media Industries
- Migrant/multi-cultural affairs
- Policy development, analysis and research
- Politics and political advisor
- Public relations officer
- Project management
- Social marketing
- Youth development
- NGOs - housing, health service providers, disability advocacy and support and youth development
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Market Researcher, Ministerial Adviser, PR Advisor, Communications Officer, Community Development Officer, Community Outreach Worker, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Data Analyst, Public Servant, Social Inclusion Officer, Social Media Strategist, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Union Representative, Human Resource Manager, Web Content Manager, Welfare Officer, Workplace Consultant, Workplace Relations Officer, Youth Worker, Humanitarian / Aid Worker
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020