Look at society through different lenses with a social sciences degree.

Our programs cater for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide you with the opportunity to study a wide range of topics which will prepare you for a broad spectrum of careers.

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Prepare yourself for a long and fulfilling global career. Turn your study passion into a rewarding career.

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Our research

From collaboration with local community to global partners, our research is varied, innovative and provides real-world solutions.

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Our departments include our greatest asset, our people. The School of Social Sciences includes a community of vibrant staff and academics.

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The School of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts engage with a number of industries including government, alumni and the wider school community to make a difference in society.

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2019 - 2021 Biennial Report

The School of Social Sciences has emerged stronger than ever from the challenges of the last two years. Read about our achievements in the 2019-2021 Biennial Report. 

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Bridging cultures: guest lecture in Japanese business etiquette

In April the University of Adelaide hosted a guest lecture by Eri Dennis, a local expert in Japanese business practices and cultural norms.



Professor Fran Baum AO speaks at Parliamentary Friends of Mental Health Dinner

Professor Fran Baum AO from the Stretton Institute in the School of Social Sciences was invited to speak at the Parliamentary Friends of Mental Health Dinner this week at Australian Parliament House.



A glimpse behind the front door of 22,500 Australian homes

A new book edited by the School of Social Sciences’ Professor Emma Baker and Claire Morey is the first of its kind, aiming to answer Australia’s ongoing housing challenges.