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Course DisciplineSocial Science

Swinburne Online Offers 4 Social Science Courses

When you study a social science degree online with Swinburne, you’ll learn to analyse human behaviour and will have the opportunity to help improve the well-being of communities across Australia. Our flexible study structure allows you to gain your degree without putting other work or family commitments on hold. Follow your passion to a career that benefits the social, well-being and cultural standing of communities, government or businesses today.

Learn more about the discipline of social science. Navigate the video playlist to find the answers to all of your course, major and unit-related questions, as well as extra course content such as the social science experiences available and student stories.

Industry insights

Gain unique insights into human nature that will take you further in any career, from counselling to counter terrorism. The demand for social science graduates is ever-increasing.

$69,316

Average yearly income of a Counsellor

10%

5 year projected growth for Welfare Support Workers

847

Number of Social Welfare jobs on SEEK

$73,241

Average yearly income of a Criminologist

 

What are my career opportunities?

If you like the idea of working in community welfare, mental health, security, law enforcement or a range of other roles that benefit the social and cultural standing of communities, government or businesses, a career in a social science may be for you.

  • Corrections Officer

    Monitor and supervise offenders, and help integrate them back into the community.

  • Defence Career Progression

    This degree can help people already working in Defence to advance their degree.

  • Youth and Welfare Services Worker

    Provide support to children and families in a range of settings, including child protection, youth work, drug and alcohol work.

  • Mental Health Support Worker

    Help individuals and families experiencing mental health issues to cope with the challenges of everyday life.

  • Juvenile Justice and Corrections Officer

    Care for young offenders in both prison and court contexts and in the community.

  • Medical Researcher

    Medical researchers study diseases and other physical conditions that affect humans in order to improve treatment options or lessen the incidence of some diseases.