Social science is a major category of academic disciplines, concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. It in turn has many branches, each of which is considered a social science. The Humanities and Social Sciences study how art, music, religion, culture and history have shaped our modern world. On one hand, Humanities focus on art, literature, religion and music, while on the other Social Science focuses on anthropology, archeology, politics and civilizations. This is why even though these two fields of study are different, they are often studied together as each complements the other and taught in the same way in Australia.
Why these subjects matter? One answer is that without them universities would not have evolved. After all, it was the humanities that have vigorously defended free and independent thought, when for centuries governments treated scholarship with suspicion. Inside the mini republics of learning established in the oldest faculties of arts and humanities, knowledge flourished as revealed truth made way for justified beliefs. Later, as the social sciences developed, the power of privilege was eroded by ideas of progress, fairness, and equality. The systematic study of society and human relationships within society is referred as social science. It is considered as one of the oldest subjects that have a tremendous impact on society. Social sciences aim to understand human societies through scientific explanation. Australia is the third most popular destination among students for overseas education, is a wide economy and almost all universities offer social and humanities courses, and other opportunities along with it.
TYPES OF COURSES :
- MA (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences
- MA Creative Writing
- Masters of Applied Linguistics
- Masters in Public Policy
- Masters in Public Administration
- Masters of Social Work
- Masters of Political Studies
- Masters in Rehabilitation Psychology
- Masters of International Politics
- Masters of Journalism and Media Communications
- Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Masters in Music
- Masters of Development Practice
- Masters of Heritage Management
- Masters of Leadership in Global Development
- Masters in Teaching – Secondary/Primary
- Masters In International Law
- Masters in Child Psychology
- Masters in Greek Philosophy
- Masters in English Literature
BEST UNIVERSITIES :
- The University of Queensland
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- Griffith University
- Monash University
- University of Tasmania
- RMIT University
- La Trobe University
- University of Newcastle
- University of Canberra
- University of Southern Queensland
- Bond University
- Australian National University
- Charles Darwin University
ENTRY REQUIREMENT :
- Almost all Australian Universities accept the 3-year graduation system for entry into most postgraduate courses. For instance, Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. (ordinary) is equivalent to an Australian Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree.
- For most Universities, a good first degree from a leading university in India or its equivalent is essential.
You need to provide details if your education including your course subjects and grades in the application. Students applying for admission are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. You should provide the attested copy of the following:
- Standard X Mark sheet
- Standard XII Mark sheet
- Bachelor Degree / Provisional Certificate with mark sheet
- Secondary and higher secondary report or certificate along with the transcripts (mark sheets or report cards) of the final exams. It is ideal to convert the marks obtained in accordance with Australia’s grading system.
IELTS and GMAT exam scorecard (in case the student is applying for an MBA course) must be provided. The minimum scores in IELTS and GMAT exam may vary from education provider to provider. Refer to the particular university website to see the eligibility requirements for the course.
- A statement of purpose or personal essay mentioning career goals, interests, extracurricular activities, and why the student has chosen the particular stream and how he/she will manage financially during the stay in Australia needs to be provided.
- Letter of recommendation (two recommended) from the person who has taught the student or knows him/her professionally, highlighting the strengths weaknesses of the student and why he/she would excel in the chosen field, also needs to be provided.
- Applicants are advised to register for all required admission tests for admission to Australian universities well beforehand.
- Most importantly, since Australia is an English-speaking country, you must possess good English language skills. Therefore you must take an English language proficiency test. The most commonly accepted exam is IELTS which is also the only English proficiency exam accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
FUTURE JOBS :
- Communications Leads-Humanities and Social Science
- Education Officer
- Social Science Teacher/professor
- Social Scientists
- Industrial Psychologist
- Criminal Lawyer
- Foreign Delegate
- Media Organiser
- Public Service Corporations Head
- Commercial Manager
- Life Skill Instructor
- Poetry Writer
- Developmental Psychologist
- Children Day Care Management