Study

Studying Social Sciences at The University of Adelaide is the gateway to a career in many diverse professions.

Develop an understanding of the social world and graduate informed and prepared to bring positive change to the society you live in. 

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Why study a social science degree?

A social science degree equips you with an understanding of how society works and how you can make a positive change. View the world through a different lens and learn how to understand our society.

A social science degree is varied and offers a wide range of careers upon graduation. From criminology to international development and peace and conflict studies, the School of Social Sciences offers a range of high quality social degrees which will build your future career in a variety of areas.

Student experiences

Internships

Our internships give you the opportunity to link up with an external organisation of interest and gain practical industry experience.

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Study overseas

There are many Study Overseas options to consider, including an exchange with one of our partner universities, a short-term trip or you can create your own experience.

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Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts has a number of scholarships and prizes for students.

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Our undergraduate study areas

The School of Social Sciences offers a variety of social study areas. 

Our postgraduate study areas

The School of Social Sciences offers a Master of Arts and a Master of Environmental Policy and Management.