Through its strong history in research and teaching excellence, the School of Sociology provides students with an array of opportunities to meet, learn from and work with Australia's leading team of sociologists.
The School of Sociology is part of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australia’s major institution for theoretical and empirical research in the social sciences. The Research School of Social Sciences also includes the disciplinary Schools of Demography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, as well as the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, and the Centre for Social Research and Methods. Thus students studying in Sociology have the unique opportunity to collaborate with scholars from outside their home discipline and derive a multi-disciplinary perspective of how different societal aspects and processes operate, in theory and in practice.
Undergraduate students can choose to study Sociology as both a minor or major through the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (PhB) program, and the Bachelor of Policy Studies degree. Click on the following link for comprehensive details of the Bachelor of Arts with a sociology major. Sociology Honours (effectively a research-intensive fourth-year) is available for high achieving students and for those seeking a research-based career. Please contact Associate Professor Paul Jones for more details in this regard.
Graduate students can elect to study either by course-work or by research depending on their specific areas of interest.
Read more about Sociology graduate coursework programs.
Read more about Sociology graduate research programs including Higher Degree by Research (PhD).
For more information specific information for international students