Social aND Behavioural ScieNceS
The uQ aDvaNTaGe
Because we offer excellent teaching, in a world-class environment, with exceptional opportunities for an experience you will always remember.
choice of proGramSUQ has the most comprehensive range of high-quality programs in Queensland, with 350+ programs and more than 4000 courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can also undertake an undergraduate diploma in languages, global issues or music performance at the same time as you are completing your bachelor degree.
excelleNT TeacherSUQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university in the country. The University has more than 2700 highly-qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.
SucceSSful GraDuaTeSUQ has a tradition of leadership in all spheres of society, both here and overseas: we include a Nobel Laureate, an Oscar winner, two Governors-General, several governors, scores of politicians and Olympic athletes, and countless businesspeople, researchers, and inventors among our graduates.
leaDiNG reSearchWith eight research institutes on-site, UQ is one of the countrys top three research universities across many measures, including annual PhD graduations, commercialisation of discoveries, industry collaboration, Excellence in Research for Australia survey results, and funds received from both government and the private sector.
iNTerNaTioNal repuTaTioNUQ is in the top 100 universities worldwide, as measured through a combination of three key global university rankings Times Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong, and QS World University. UQ is also one of only three Australian members of Universitas 21, a select international network of comprehensive, research-intensive universities.
GreaT careerSUQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers, and the employment rate and starting salary for UQ graduates is considerably higher than the national average. The multitude of programs reflects the diversity of career opportunities available to graduates, and the industry links ensure success.
Top faciliTieSUQ is constantly upgrading its teaching facilities to meet the needs of both students and industry. We have an active building program, one of the worlds fastest information networks, one of the countrys best research libraries, and modern teaching spaces that enable the use of the latest technology.
campuS lifeSTyleYou will enjoy the sense of community that pervades UQs cosmopolitan campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. The campuses are renowned as being among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia, and offer excellent sporting and cultural facilities plus a broad range of social activities.
Why ShoulD i chooSe uQ?
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Internships put students on world stage 17
Graduate takes career to new heights 18
Peace and Conflict Studies 20
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Advantage grant assists Greenpeace 24
Public Policy 25
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The exciting world of PR 27
Outback outlook 28
Social Policy 29
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Reporting from Capitol Hill 35
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Concurrent diplomas 37
Admission information 38
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International students 40
Further study at UQ 41
International opportunities 43
Quick Reference Guide 44
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Social and Behavioural Sciences UQ Guide 20132
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Welcome To uQ
Studying with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is your gateway to a world of opportunities.
Our focus is on people how they live, work, and interact in their family, community and different societies. So whether youre interested in solving human rights injustices, inspiring new generations, unlocking the secrets of the past or developing new communities, we have a program for you.
We offer you practical, industry-focused programs; state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities; and access to award winning teachers and researchers many of whom are world leaders in their fields.
We believe in a global society and the importance of exploring the world while you study, so we encourage you to live and study overseas for one or two semesters of your degree.
We are a vibrant and multicultural community with a global perspective. This makes for a diverse cultural life on campus and provides opportunities for international networking.
We offer bachelor degrees in Education, Communication, Human Services, Journalism, Psychological Science, Social Science, and Social Work. You can also study many of our disciplines through a Bachelor of Arts.
It is people that make a difference in this world. You can be one of them when you study social and behavioural sciences at UQ.
I invite you to explore this prospectus, and hope to welcome you to The University of Queensland.
Professor David de VausExecutive Dean
The UQ SBS advantage:
Be iN DemaNDOur graduates are in strong demand by Australian and international employers. The knowledge and skills gained through top quality programs give our graduates a competitive advantage in the job market.
Go GloBalWe encourage our students to spend one or two semesters overseas to broaden their perspective and gain additional skills while enhancing their value to employers. We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to allow students to take advantage of this opportunity.
leaDerS creaTiNG leaDerSOur teaching staff have been nominated for, and won, numerous Faculty, University and Australian teaching awards. This means that you will learn from some of Australias best and most highly regarded teachers.
reWarDS for ouTSTaNDiNG STuDeNTSWe reward our top students by inviting them to be part of our prestigious Deans Scholar Program. The program provides outstanding students with a number of benefits and specialised opportunities not available to all students.
lifeloNG learNiNGWe offer a variety of postgraduate study and research areas to enable you to develop your studies further and enhance your career opportunities in your chosen field. Our courses are academically rigorous to ensure you have the right knowledge to apply in diverse situations and build a foundation for lifelong learning.
pracTical experieNceSOur students are given unique opportunities for on-the-job internships where they gain valuable hands-on experience which can lead to employment after graduation. Students who undertake internships during their degrees develop practical skills, build self-confidence, and gain competencies in the workplace.
SmooTher TraNSiTioNWe understand that making the transition to university study can sometimes be difficult and we have implemented a number of initiatives to help our new students settle in. These include lunchtime workshops on how to make the most of your time at university and student mentors in a number of our Schools.
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Journalism and Communication Student Ideas CentreMock news feeds and on-camera television news reading and reporting are some of the activities available to you at UQs School of Journalism and Communication thanks to new state-of-the-art facilities.
The studios and learning spaces span two floors of the Joyce Ackroyd Building and allow you the chance to more comprehensively hone your craft in the digital age.
The retro-styled teaching space invites students in with comfortable chairs, coffee tables and easy access to a range of technology.
Triggering visions of a modern newsroom, you can stop and watch the variety of pay
To help you get the most from your university experience, UQ has injected more than $5 million into dynamic, state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities in the social and behavioural sciences.
wireless internet access, and audio/recording equipment for group work. There are also four fixed computers, and printing facilities. The flexibility of the room and its equipment enables students to use the space in different ways for different learning purposes.
The HiveThe Hive is a collaborative learning space for Arts, Social Science and Humanities students in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. The contemporary, purpose-built space enables students to work independently or in groups. The installation of state-of-the-art Sound Domes allows students to view study material on the flatscreen monitor without disrupting surrounding study groups. This area is also accessible during the evenings and on weekends and is the access point to UQs award winning Library.
Counselling training facilityThe capacity to make video recordings of practice counselling sessions, and conduct small group counselling sessions are some of the activities made available to our students through our contemporary counselling training facility. The facility includes six recording rooms, a break-out space and two lecture theatres with video conferencing capabilities. The facility makes it possible for you to put into practice your soc