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Undergraduate social sciences

Right now, the world needs humanity to bridge social divides and influence global relations. Are you ready to drive positive change that strengthens our society?

The world needs humanity

The world needs humanity, to strengthen our society, connect us together and drive change that will inspire future generations. Within the social sciences are the key disciplines and careers that have great power to motivate positive change.

The social sciences help you understand our globalising world and challenges we face from rapid social, political, cultural and economic change. You will identify strategic solutions to issues related to social inclusion and inequality, political conflict, environmental crises, economic shocks, human rights, migration, and development.

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Explore our undergraduate courses

At Curtin, you can customise your Bachelor of Arts depending on what your interests and career goals are. We offer the following social science majors:

Browse all undergraduate social science courses

Applications now open for Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open for Semester 2, 2024

You can apply directly to Curtin to start your course in Semester 2, 2024.

If you’re currently a year 12 student planning to commence studying in Semester 1, 2025 you can apply through TISC! You may even be eligible for an early offer.

Why study social sciences at Curtin?

Double degrees

Study a double degree.
If you have multiple interests and want to expand your career prospects you can with our flexible degree structures.

Real-world learning

Participate in real-world learning through industry based projects and internships.

Learn from experts

Learn from our academic experts whose research is used by governments and communities.

Top 1%

We’re ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

Bachelor of Arts (Security and Strategic Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Security and Strategic Studies)

New to Curtin in 2023, this major investigates national security and defence which have become a critical factor affecting humanity in today’s world. You’ll learn about the security challenges associated with different types of threats, as well as risk factors like energy security and climate change.

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Bachelor of Arts (Korean Studies)

Korean is the fastest-growing language among non-native speakers, and with the global popularity of K-pop and K-dramas, the interest in Korean culture is no surprise. In this major you’ll explore Korean society, culture, history, politics and international relations and gain strong competency in the Korean language.

What careers can a social science degree lead to?

A Bachelor of Arts prepares you for careers in a variety of industries. The knowledge and transferable skills you gain allow you to have a rewarding career across industries and makes you adaptable to the changing world of work. The fastest growing skills needed are taught in social sciences including: adaptability, team work, creativity, integrity and critical thinking.

Upon completion of your degree you could work in the following industries: local, state or federal government, NGOs, media, education, heritage and tourism, migration, intercultural services or even mining.

The possibilities are endless.

You could become a:

  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Community Advisor
  • Historian
  • Anthropologist
  • Interpreter
  • Intelligence Officer
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Hear from one of our graduates

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“It’s never too late to start uni. It was a journey of discovery for myself – it’s changed my life and my outlook of the world and what I’m capable of doing. As a migrant, I felt Curtin was the bridge to truly being part of the Australian community and feeling an active part of it.

Having migrated from Spain, I’ve always been attracted to other languages and cultures. Doing international relations at Curtin, that was exactly what I got. I was exposed to various areas, like anthropology, history, and security and terrorism, which gave me a good toolkit to work in international development with the United Nations (an internship with the UN in Timor-Leste) later on in intelligence (an internship with the Australian Federal Police), and now in international policy. These work experiences were key and the international experience was crucial to developing a good understanding of the world and how institutions work.”

Laura Garcia, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)

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