School of Social Sciences


Further information

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You can study with us even if you're not enrolled:

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses encompass Archaeology, Anthropology and Sociology, Asian Studies and languages, Linguistics, Political Science and International Relations and Media and Communication.


Studying a Bachelor of Arts gives you the opportunity to study in nine different majors. 


Honours usually involves a fourth year of study, developing analytical and research skills through course work and a dissertation that explores a particular area of interest.

Students from other universities can also apply for honours at UWA.



Coursework degrees usually involve attending classes and may include writing a thesis. Examples include graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses.


Research degrees focus on research and writing a thesis. Examples include PhDs and Masters by research.