UniversityThe University of Waikato
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
The Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified.
A Bachelor of Social Sciences will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it. Contemporary social issues and concepts of social responsibility will be explored through teaching, learning and education.
With a focus on critical and creative thinking, ethics, and sustainability, our students gain the transferable skills needed to understand and interpret educational and social trends in Aotearoa and around the world, and apply these across many different professional settings. Highly sought after by employers, our students develop research skills in information-gathering, analysis, reporting, and decision-making under the expert guidance of our world-renowned lecturers.
Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, and economic policies, theories and practices of education in New Zealand society. Its origins are in humanities and social science disciplines such as History, Philosophy, and Sociology, and it has close affinities with contemporary interdisciplinary fields exploring social policy, culture, gender, and work. Education and Society raises questions about the role of education in addressing issues of social justice, power and inequality.
Education and Society is available as a major for the BSocSc. Education and Society may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
Entry requirements vary from country to country.
You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university website.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 80 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 50 with no PTE communicative skills below 42; C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English Advanced CAE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Proficiency Exam CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.