Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 068927B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Follow your passions and drive your career forward, gaining essential workplace skills and knowledge in your Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Victoria University.

An arts degree is the ideal preparation for today's fast-changing world. You'll develop specific skills for your chosen career, along with research, writing and communication expertise, which are essential in a broad range of work environments.

This course offers maximum flexibility if you are undecided about career choice. It lets you combine units from different areas to create a base of knowledge that you can to draw on when applying for work in various fields. We have a dedicated Indigenous studies program that will give you knowledge needed for working with Aboriginal communities.

Our Bachelor of Arts is distinctive for its focus on academic disciplines that are engaged with the workplace and community. You'll benefit from our strong network of community and industry partners, and practical and workplace learning.

Practical learning opportunities

In your third year of the Bachelor of Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects with our industry and community partners. You can make valuable industry connections before you even graduate.

You’ll develop skills in organisation, teamwork and project management. Past examples include:

  • Big West Festival
  • Doutta Gala Aged Care Services mural
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Parliamentary internship
  • Footscray Centenary
  • Offset creative arts journal.

Sociologists study a wide variety of topics including education, work and unemployment; the family; health, sex, gender and sexuality; ethnicity and racism; equality, opportunity and inequality; and crime, law and social justice.
The Sociology Major begins with an overview of sociology - an introduction to how we might go about applying the sociological imagination to a wide range of aspects of contemporary social arrangements, and includes a focus on core sociological concepts: how aspects of public order and ‘the normal’ are social phenomena, how one’s identities are forged in a social context, and how power is exercised by the way everyday life is structured in space and through the way we come to know the world.
Sociology is core knowledge required in a range of public sector, environmental, community sector and service industries, and prepares students in critical thinking, problem-solving and social inquiry.

Unit set Structure

  • Social Worlds, Social Policy
  • Sociology of Social Control
  • Making Modern Identities
  • Space, Knowledge and Power
  • Political Sociology
  • Migration, Mobility and Globalisation
  • Students selecting this as Major 1 must choose:
  • Graduating Project 1
  • Graduating Project 2
  • Students are required to complete only one pair of capstone units in their degree (either ACX3005 Graduating Project 1 & ACX3006 Graduating Project 2 or ACX3007 Studio Project 1 & ACX3008 Studio Project 2). Students should select the capstone units offered for their preferred major and then replace the capstone units in the second major with 2 Level three units from a related Discipline major.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,600 Per Year
Read more12,800 per semester
02 Aug 2021 3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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