Bachelor of Sociology (Honours)

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. 

 

 


  • SA's top ranked university for Sociology*
  • Dive deeply into researching your passion for societal issues
  • Study at a university consistently ranked in the top 1% worldwide

*Top Universities, Ranking by subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

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An Honours Nomination Form must be submitted at the following website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/honours. Further information on Honours in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics can also be found at this site: https://able.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/honours

Domestic applicants

Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH076
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake

February

Selection Criteria
Higher Education Study

A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 

Other Entry Pathways

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $14,920

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Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

Many 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. 

Careers include: 

  • Advocacy
  • Charitable trusts
  • Communications
  • 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.

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Market Researcher;  Ministerial Adviser;  PR Advisor;  Communications Officer;  Community Development Officer;  Community Outreach Worker;  Policy Adviser;  Political Adviser;  Data Analyst;  Public Servant ...

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Testimonial

I choose this degree because of my interest in international affairs and economics. Through my internship I hope to find employment in a field that assists developing nations.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 28 Nov 2023