Social Research, Minor (0259)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0259

Previous Code: SM1147.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

A minor in Social Research provides students with training in the methods and theories of social research for their application to social issues and social policy. In addition to interviewing and observation skills, quantitative analysis, spatial analysis, and Indigenous methodologies, the minor offers students the opportunity to apply these skills across a range of themes including ethnography, ethnicity and migration, urban planning and criminology. A Bachelor of Social Science with a minor in Social Research will prepare students for both employment and/or a research higher degree.


Campus Mode Advice
Liverpool Campus Internal Professor Mary Hawkins

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:40
Autumn session
Cultures of Southeast Asia and Oceania
Home and Away: Ethnicity and Migration in Australia
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Digital Identities
Spring session
Analysis of Spatial Data
Indigenous Methodologies
Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)
The Economics of Cities and Regions
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subject

The subject listed below counts toward completion of this minor for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.  

BEHV 1009 Living, Learning and Working on the Web, replaced by HUMN 1064 Digital Identities