Facts & figures
- Top 30 in the world for Development Studies and Social Policy
- 2020 QS World University Rankings
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This field is broadly concerned with the wellbeing of all of us as a society. Social justice promotes an environment within which issues of equality, access and service are openly examined. We will explore matters relating to work and the labour market, healthcare, family, old age, social security, globalisation and immigration.
We will challenge and unpack some of the common assumptions about certain groups, and study the issues underpinning the design of social policies and how they work in various contexts. We encourage creative and committed thinking and value an informed global and local citizenship.
Understand the challenges of sustainable human development on a local, national and global scale. This degree provides theoretical foundations and opportunities for practice-based understanding of development policy, programs and outcomes.
Studying human and community services involves a combination of policy, practice and research in the human and community services industry. It is designed to equip you with foundational knowledge and skills for entry into the Australian human and community services industry. It also offers you the opportunity to focus on specific fields of practice, including management, community work and violence against women.
Human rights combines social, scientific and legal approaches and provides a holistic perspective on human rights and social change. The course addresses human rights violations at local, national, regional and global levels.
Peace and Conflict Studies focuses on the interconnections between peace, conflict, justice and human rights. From conflict transformation after mass violence to the role of the media in peace building, Peace and Conflict Studies explores the intellectual and practical challenges of attaining peace with justice.
Social policy is concerned with a range of questions including: How will wealth and wellbeing be distributed in the 21st century? Do social policies challenge or reinforce inequality? How does Australia compare to other nations on measures of welfare?
A degree in social work prepares students for employment in a complex, diverse and changing environment. According to the International Federation of Social Work definition of the profession, human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work.
*A professional qualification that is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
*QS World University World Rankings by Subject 2019
**Please refer to individual course requirements and visa details (for international students) regarding eligibility for part-time study.
Our wide range of courses across the area of human behaviour, society and social justice can open the doors to inspiring and rewarding career opportunities. Career pathways: