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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?

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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.

Hear from our graduates

Laura Garcia, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)

“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.”

How to apply

Don’t want to wait?
Many of our courses are available for mid-year entry. That means that you can start studying as early as this July! Just choose your preferred start date when you apply. Applications for mid-year entry close Friday 14 July.

Start studying in semester 1, 2024
You can apply from Monday 1 May to start studying with us in 2024. If you’re currently completing year 12, you may be eligible for an early offer to help you secure a place before you even receive your ATAR.

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