Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. Social scientists use a variety of research methods to investigate human behaviour – from why people fall in love, to why people commit crimes.Find out more
Rated 5 stars for teaching quality by our graduates for 12 years in a row.
Australia's top public university for undergraduate teaching quality and one of the best for student experience.
We are the only university in Western Australia to offer specialised majors in Children and Family Studies and Human Services within a Social Science program.
This gives our Social Science graduates a broader range of career options.
ECU is Australia’s top university for teaching quality and skills development in the Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences discipline.
We're also top uni in Western Australia for overall education experience, teaching quality and learning resources in this discipline.
QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching), is an annual government survey that measures a range of student experience factors across all Australian higher education institutions.
ECU is also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate teaching quality in 2019.
We're one of the best young universities in the world under 50 years old.
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You can study many of our undergraduate Psychology, Social Science, Youth Work and Counselling courses online, allowing you to balance work and/or family responsibilities with being a student.
"Passionate about people? Study Social Science"
Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. It's a broad discipline that can lead to a range of career directions.
In this video Alfred Koech talks about his experiences as a Social Science student at ECU. Alfred came here from Kenya to study and to pursue his passion – working with people.