School of Law and Society - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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The School is also focused on producing high quality and impactful research and welcomes Higher Degree Research (HDR) students in either Doctor of Philosophy or Master by Research programs. The School is home to the USC Road Accident Research Collaboration, Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), the Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) and the Engage Research Lab.

USC Road Safety Research Collaboration

USC Road Safety Research Collaboration was established as a strategic collaboration between the Queensland Government, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and USC.

Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit

SVRPU are focused on the prevention of sexual violence and abuse.

Sustainability Research Centre

The Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) was established in 2007 with the goal of conducting cutting-edge research into pressing local, regional, and global challenges of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

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Engage Research Lab

Research into development of familiar technologies to find solutions to social issues

Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities Lab (BASC Lab)

A human-centred approach to enhancing urban design and town planning.

School of Law and Society News

Professor Helen Bartlett and Rex Halverson
MoU to boost Noosa Biosphere’s role as a ‘living lab’
7 Jun 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding between USC and the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation will help strengthen the biosphere reserve’s ongoing role as a ‘living lab’.

The School of Law and Society provides a practical, inspiring and rigorous learning environment that empowers graduates to be career and future ready and to be able to make a significant contribution to their communities. We are committed to quality teaching and learning that focuses on employability and flexibility, where students work independently, as well as with academic staff and peers, to navigate complex practical, ethical and social issues.

The School of Law and Society strives to: 

  1. prepare outstanding and ethical graduates who are equipped for rapidly changing and interdisciplinary careers; 
  2. advance meaningful scholarship and ideas for the benefit of the academic, professional and wider community; and
  3. foster public service and justice.

The School of Law and Society offers a range of programs and study components including: 

Social Work

Enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities, both locally and globally.

Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services

Diploma in Social Science

Diploma in Social and Human Services

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Understand crime from a social perspective and make a difference in those impacted by crime in a program underpinned by principles of human rights, social justice and integrity as the foundation for professional social work practice.

Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Criminology

Diploma in Criminology and Justice

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours)

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Understand crime from a social perspective and make a difference in those impacted by crime in a program underpinned by principles of human rights, social justice and integrity as the foundation for professional social work practice.

Bachelor of Social Work / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Counselling

Become a professionally accredited counselling therapist, expert in the most current counselling therapy knowledge, skills, and practice in order to work ethically, effectively, and evidence-based with clinical and community populations who seek help.

Bachelor of Counselling

Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Human Services

Master of Counselling

Human Services

The human services include a range of professions dedicated to helping others live meaningful lives.

Diploma in Social and Human Services

Bachelor of Human Services

Bachelor of Counselling / Bachelor of Human Services

Arts

Follow your interests and build your own career, choosing from a wide range of specialisations, including literature, history, politics and international studies, geography, sociology, and more.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts

International Studies

Navigate the contemporary world order, covering studies in international justice, human rights, global environmental politics, media, and international security.

Graduate Certificate in International Development

Bachelor of International Studies

Master of International Development

The School is also focused on producing high quality and impactful research and welcomes Higher Degree Research (HDR) students in either Doctor of Philosophy or Master by Research programs. The School is home to the USC Road Accident Research Collaboration, Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU), the Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) and the Engage Research Lab.

We look forward to working with students and providing them with an education that is practical, personal, inspiring and rigorous.

Professor Jay Sanderson
Head of School
School of Law and Society

School Staff

Staff listing for School of Law and Society

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Enquiries

For more information about the programs on offer, please contact:

Future student or Community
Email: information@usc.edu.au

Current student
Email: studentcentral@usc.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 5430 2890

School of Law and Society
School Support Officer: Kay Meredith
Tel: +61 7 5456 5294
Email: asu@usc.edu.au