Study Sociology

Sociology is the study of social groups, relations, practices and institutions. Sociologists examine issues such as changes in family life, social factors shaping health, life chances, social inequalities, lifestyle and consumption, social policy, urban life, and comparative societies and development.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses

We offer an undergraduate major in Sociology in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science as well as an Honours program, and degrees at Masters and PhD level. Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.

Undergraduate courses

Sociology can be studied in the following undergraduate courses:


Advanced Diploma in Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts)

Bachelor of Social Science

Interested in honours? For Bachelor Honours see honours and postgraduate courses.

Honours and postgraduate courses

Sociology can  be studied at honours level as well as postgraduate coursework or research programs.

Postgraduate Research

Master of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy


Graduate Certificate in Arts

Graduate Diploma in Humanities

Master of Arts

Bachelor Honours

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

Bachelor of Social Science with Honours

Find out more about Higher Degree Research

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.

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Career options for Sociology graduates

Graduates of Sociology courses have skills in dynamic and flexible thinking, with knowledge to contribute across a large range of careers including:

  • the public or NGO sectors
  • media, journalism and marketing
  • administration
  • community services and development
  • health and social policy
  • youth work
  • further academic or vocational study.

Partnerships and networks

Sociology staff partner and network with a range of national and international associations, enabling them to remain at the forefront of scholarship in their fields of teaching and research.

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.