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

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