Sociology

Discover what lies under the surface of society.

Why study sociology online?


Examine the elements that define modern society, including religion, consumerism, identity, youth, globalisation, gender, and politics. Delve into Australian attitudes and investigate the local take on global issues. Understand how the media and society interact. 

Combine theoretical understanding with a practical approach, and learn about conducting research and face-to-face interviews. Develop skills in project management, research, communication and critical thought.

Studying sociology can form a basis for careers in the public sector, policy, the legal system, community development, the not-for-profit sector and consulting.

Sociology highlights

  • Explore the key aspects of everyday life.
  • Investigate issues of identity, youth and politics.
  • Discover what defines modern societies.

Sociology specialisations

  • Learn new research techniques.
  • Analyse case studies.
  • Explore local and global issues.

Major in sociology

undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts

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  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Chinese Language
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Media Studies
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen Culture
  • Major in Sociology

undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Arts

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  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in English
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Society and Culture
  • Major in Sociology
  • Major in Creative Writing

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