About us

UNSW School of Social Sciences offers innovative multidisciplinary degree options. We’re home to world-class academics whose research has global impact, and are committed to social justice.

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Welcome from the Head of School

Whether you’re a current or potential student, an existing partner or visitor, I invite you to find out more about our degree programs, our cutting-edge research and our activities. I’m sure you’ll find something of interest and benefit to you. 

In a nutshell, we offer: 

  • 3 undergraduate degree programs 

  • 3 plans in the Bachelor of Arts degree 

  • 4 postgraduate coursework programs 

  • 2 professional doctorate programs

  • 5 master’s by research programs 

  • 6 PhD programs.

Our staff engage individually and collaboratively on research projects, and our students undertake thesis research at HDR and honours levels. 

I hope your visit, or extended stay with us, will (always) be a pleasant experience!

- Professor Jan Breckenridge, Head of School

Work Integrated Learning

We’re renowned for our real-world approach, and our courses have a strong emphasis on Work Integrated Learning.

World-class academics

Our excellence in research extends across diverse areas encompassing traditional, emerging and transdisciplinary subjects.
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Advancing Indigenous knowledge

Our aim is to embed UNSW’s commitment to celebrate and respect Indigenous knowledge into our research, learning, teaching and engagement activities.

Discover the world of social sciences at UNSW

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