Sociology

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Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • international development
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  • private sector
  • policy development
  • academic research
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  • federal government
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  • local government
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  • non-governmental organisations

About sociology

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Understand the ideas and events that impact on people and their communities. Get a greater view of the bigger picture and expose the social forces that underpin modern society. Immerse yourself in the sociological considerations of globalisation, health, religion, economic inequality, race and ethnicity, gender, culture and crime. We've been recognised for excellence in a number of subjects including arts and humanities and social sciences 1 and our sociology degrees will equip you with theoretical, methodological and conceptual tools for understanding human action, institutions and social and systemic change.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, QS World University Rankings by Subject, Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Understand people

Make sociology the focus of your study and you’ll graduate with a range of highly sought-after skills in reasoning, theorising, communicating, and research. Whether you choose to work in government or private industry, you’ll be focusing on people, and using your deep understanding of events and their impacts on people and communities.

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