Social Science Courses

Influence the world you’ll live in

Maybe you want to deepen your understanding of people, culture, society, the criminal mind or our justice system. Make the internet a safer place. Take on humanitarian work. Or engage with the community. If any of these areas interests you, Western’s Social Science courses have your name all over them.

Choose from a huge range of degrees, like Community Welfare, Anthropology, Geography & Urban Studies, Cyber Security & Behaviour, Criminal and Community Justice, Social Work, Humanitarian & Development Studies, Policing, Social Science, and Science Criminology and Psychological Studies. Explore your potential with majors in Child & Community, Tourism Management, just to name a few.

Postgraduate courses include Urban Management Planning, Humanitarian Development Studies, International Criminology, and Social Work. Study Social Science with specialisations in Religion & Society, Development, Security & Sustainability, Difference & Diversity, Digital Research & Social Data Analytics, and International Criminology.

Global field trips to grapple with global challenges.


Western is the only university to offer a Humanitarian and Development Studies course.

World-class rankings

We are a Top 150 University in the world for Sociology*, Top 150 in the world for Psychology*, and ranked in the top 2% of unis worldwide. We can show you how to make a difference.

*QS World University Ranking.

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