University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services), Bachelor of Arts (MBSR)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

This unique double degree will prepare you to work as a human services professional and develop services and support for individuals and communities that experience disadvantage, personal and social difficulties.The human services field is a rapidly growing sector of the Australian economy and an emerging area of global focus. Employers, both in Australia and internationally, are increasingly seeking skilled human service practitioners who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Graduates with a strong grasp of professional English, social policy skills, intercultural communication skills and proficiency in a second language are in high demand.You will graduate with skills in research, policy and project management, tailored to your area of interest based on your choice of Arts majors, choosing from Languages (English Language; French, Italian or Japanese Studies); Sociology; or Linguistics. Through 560 hours of supervised work placement you will be ready to work in a wide range of jobs in human services and community development.Language students will also be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen language and culture through our exchange and in-country study programs.Many courses within the degree are offered online or in intensive mode, including our exciting summer and winter schools, offering students a flexible mode of study. If you finish your degree with a credit or higher Grade Point Average (GPA) you could also be eligible for the prestigious one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.


  • 144 units
  • 14 Social Science courses (72 units), 560 hours of supervised field education placement
  • 2 Arts specialisation Majors (36 units each).


  • Social Science
  • Human Services
  • Arts
  • English as an Additional Language
  • French Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

Study pathways

Based on academic merit, graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for admission to the one year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $117,600 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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