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Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science for 2015

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Why study Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science?

An honours degree in communications and media studies, criminology, victimology and criminal justice, geography and environmental science, international studies or psychology will prepare you as a future public leader, professional or manager, with relevant and highly valued specialised knowledge of society's institutions, cultures and values.

This prestigious program, comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a relevant undergraduate degree, means you study independently on your choice of research topic, working with a carefully selected supervisor providing one-on-one guidance and academic counselling tailored to suit your needs.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fee information not presently available.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa: full-time, part-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4087

CRICOS code:

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Contact

South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

1 year full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fee information not presently available.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa: full-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 4087

CRICOS code:

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

South Africa Student Enquiries

Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or equivalent) in the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70%) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third-year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third-year level.

Contact the relevant school for any additional or special requirements.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Students from another faculty or institution should contact the School of Social Science for more information.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A bachelors degree or equivalent with a major in the honours specialisation, usually with excellent results.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or equivalent) in the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70%) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third-year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third-year level.

Contact the relevant school for any additional or special requirements.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Students from another faculty or institution should contact the School of Social Science for more information.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A bachelors degree or equivalent with a major in the honours specialisation, usually with excellent results.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Semester one (March)

Applicants for the South Africa campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the South Africa campus website.

Study areas

CHILD AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Poor early life experience of children and adolescents - leading to harmful outcomes like underachievement, behaviour problems and crime - is a major focus in the study of child and youth development.

This major empowers you in assessing the needs of at-risk children and youth, teaches you how to design and implement programmes - for use in settings like early child care, education, the community, parent education, school, support and juvenile justice - and integrate tools and positive behaviour into the everyday life of children and youth, as well as what to do when an intervention is needed on someone's behalf.

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications focuses on the role of media in society and how this influences the way we receive communications and the way we communicate with each other. Today, we get most of our news and knowledge from mass media and social media, so it is vital that students learn about the structures of communications industries and how to critically analyse the media.

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

When you consider it away from the glamour of books, movies, television programmes and sensational media coverage, crime is revealed to be both a fascinating and incredibly complex subject.

If you have an interest in deviance, conflict, crime, victimisation, society and the need for creating and maintaining safety then a major research piece in criminology and criminal justice is for you.

You may choose to focus your research on the forms of crime that can have a significant negative impact on society, the economy and the environment, or you might propose new ways to deal with crime, conflict and victimisation.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

As the world globalises and nations and economies become more integrated, understanding our world and the ideas and beliefs of our neighbours is vital. International studies criss-crosses history, politics, international relations, sociology and economics. It starts by looking at the history of the 20th century and then moves to the issues facing our world as we move into the 21st century. Students can also pursue studies in one of two streams: Asian studies; European studies.

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology draws on a range of phenomena including remembering and forgetting, thinking, learning, problem solving, how we communicate, our emotions, and our social interactions. It allows us to examine how we respond to the world around us, providing valuable insights in how we can interact with the world more effectively and safely.

SOCIOLOGY

Sociology explores people and the relationships that they have in different contexts such as families, schools and workplaces. Sociologists look to things like social class, gender, ethnicity, power and culture to understand and explain the differences in how people live, think and feel. Students can also pursue studies in a Gender Studies stream.

  • Career opportunities

    Sophisticated communication, analytical thinking and flexibility are the qualities you can expect to graduate with after completing the Bachelor of Social Science honours degree. With skills like these you will be equipped to move into expert roles in areas like:

    • Journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising
    • Criminal justice policy development and human services
    • The police, courts and corrections
    • Justice and other government departments
    • Restorative justice processes, victim counselling and related fields
    • Field work, addressing geographical and environmental problems
    • International relations, foreign policy and politics (local and national)
    • Psychology, counselling and social work
    • Research and academia.

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