The School of Social Sciences is made up of five departments, including Anthropology and Development Studies, Asian Studies, Geography, Environment and Population, Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies, and Politics and International Relations.
The academic staff at the School have national and international profiles and we have an outstanding track record of success in attracting research funding. Academic staff have global networks highlighted in their research affiliations and extensive publications.
The Department of Geography, Environment and Population offers a wide range of programs that explore important issues, such as climate change, global migration and urban development from a wide variety of perspectives with the emphasis on social justice and ecological, social and cultural sustainability.
The Department of Politics & International Relations has strengths in the areas of electoral studies, gender studies, Australian politics, political theory, international relations, environmental politics, development studies, security studies, and the rising powers of China and India.