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Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science for 2014

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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

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Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Fees for 2014

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 2014

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

Study areas

CHILD AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Poor early life experiences of children and adolescents - leading to harmful outcomes like underachievement, behavioural problems and crime - is the major focus of the study of child and youth development. Students learn to assess the needs of at-risk children and youth, how to design and implement programs, 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 programs and sensational media coverage, crime is revealed to be both a fascinating and incredibly complex subject. Students learn that all forms of crime can have a significant negative impact on society, the economy and the environment. They also learn how to deal effectively with crime, conflict and victimisation, and also how to promote a democratic and just society with a human rights perspective.

GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Geography and environmental science is concerned with natural environments, societies and communities, as well as human environment relations and environmental management. Students develop an analytical understanding of the current state of the global environment and have many opportunities for hands-on experience through field studies both within Australia and overseas.

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.

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

Human behaviours and the context in which they are expressed are interesting to observe but complex to understand. The nature, structure and dynamics of human social interactions are the subject-matter of sociology. The sociological enterprise is to understand the flux and contradictions that characterise human societies and for this reason, sociology is not just a 'living' course, but also a dynamic and reflexive one. The reflexivity of sociology therefore, foists on both practitioners and students a unique opportunity to engage in an intellectual discourse to unveil the embedded matrix that mask the ever evolving complexity of human societies. This enterprise however, goes beyond the mere fulfillment of human curiosity; rather it is a genuine enterprise to contribute to the development of society by proffering perceptive solutions that will guide political leaders and policy makers. Students of sociology are therefore prepared to understand the nature, constituents, and structure of social institutions and how they interact to produce functional or dysfunctional whole. Specifically, students explore the broad issues of the family as a traditional institution and other alternatives; intimate relationships; the media and sexuality; power and gender relations; social justice; and the sociology of health and illness behaviour among other topics.

  • 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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