Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology (B Media B Soc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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This program provides students with a thorough grounding in both contemporary media and sociology. The Media major explores how the complex media industry is rapidly evolving under the influence of changing technologies and the different needs of societies around the world. The Sociology major combines deep discipline knowledge of sociology with advanced quantitative data analysis skills. Students may develop distinctive pathways through the double degree program that allow them to develop knowledge and skills in relation to different facets of the practical and theoretical understanding of media and the application of sociological knowledge and techniques, including quantitative data analysis. Students who complete this program may go on to careers in a wide range of organisations and fields.

The Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology

There shall be a Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

1. Bachelor of Media courses to the value of 48 units including;

  • 30¬†units of Media Core courses including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  • 9 units of Media Closed electives
  • 9 units of electives
2. Bachelor of Sociology courses to the value of 48 units including;
  • 27 units of Sociology Core courses
  • 3 units of Sociology Closed electives
  • 18 units of electives
A student who undertakes the Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Sociology may count a maximum of 24 units towards both degrees, satisfying the requirements for the two degrees with a minimum total of 96 units of study.

The requirement for broadening, where applicable, is waived in the double degree.

Please refer to individual Academic Program Rules for the Bachelor of Media, and Bachelor of Sociology.

Core Courses