Social science

Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Learn how to craft strategies and solutions to various social challenges, understand different cultures and areas of sensitivity, and develop ethical awareness while learning about the constructs that make the world go round. With 11 diverse areas of study, you are able to pursue what interests you by specialising in your chosen field.

Career examples

  • Social researcher
  • Case manager/worker
  • Health promotion officer
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer


  1. Bachelor of Social Science
  2. Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development
  3. Master of Social Change and Development

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.