Sociology and Anthropology at UNSW is unique among New South Wales universities for integrating both disciplines through curriculum design and team teaching. We offer a diverse program of study in key areas such social theory, cultural studies, feminist theory, social anthropology, sociological approaches to communication and public media, political sociology, ethnic studies and policy-related studies.

Degree Options
Sample Courses

Rethinking the Social; Researching Cultural Experience; Living and Dying; Society and Desire; Understanding the Self


Studying Honours in the School of Social Science offers a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers. The research produced by an Honours student can set them apart from other graduates because of the skills developed, and the extended engagement in a relevant field of study.

Higher Degree Research

UNSW Arts and Social Sciences offers our postgraduate research candidates undertake research through supervision with leading academics to produce an original body of work. In Sociology and Anthropology students can choose from a Doctor of Philosophy or a Masters by Research.

Our higher degree research students produce original research on questions to do with Indigenous Australia, political communication and media sociology, the ontological ground of the ‘social’ and the ‘human’, human rights and citizenship, cinema and cultural sociology.