Our School

The School of Social Sciences is an exceptional community of scholars who are at the forefront of a wide range of social science disciplines and professions encompassing anthropology, criminology, development, sociology, social work, social research methods, public policy, political science and international relations.

Our academics contribute expert opinion and scholarly knowledge to many policy fields, including crime and criminal justice, community and social policy, disability policy and services, indigenous issues, politics and human rights, refugees and migration, gendered violence, international development, peace, conflict, and security.

We are committed to rigorous academic analysis while aware of the practical needs of undergraduate and postgraduate study. We also offer unique programs – for example, our combined Criminology and Social Work degree is the only one its kind across Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) Universities.

With the School’s strong emphasis on work-integrated learning, our courses are designed to prepare students for employment in a diverse range of occupations associated with social sciences, and our graduates find employment across the public and private sectors.

For more information about the School of Social Sciences and our vision for the future, please download our 2015-2020 Strategy (PDF) [951 Kb].

Download our strategy for 2015-2020
School of Social Sciences Strategy 2015-2020 (PDF) [951 Kb]
Download our external engagement booklet
School of Social Sciences External Engagement (PDF) [1001 Kb]