Why Study Arts and Social Sciences?
In 2011, the Faculty of Arts became the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and welcomed the discipline of economics as a new school of the faculty, along with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) and the Graduate School of Government (GSG). This change will consolidate and highlight the University’s already strong reputation for teaching and research in the social sciences. The School of Economics will maintain its close relationship with business education at the University, but will now sit at the heart of the University’s largest faculty, adding to an already impressive and exciting array of courses and degrees on offer for our undergraduate and postgraduate students. The faculty will continue its legacy as the premier faculty of humanities and social sciences in Australia, committed to exceptional teaching and cutting edge scholarship in its disciplines.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a range of flexible three to seven-year single and combined degree programs which allows you the freedom to structure a program, suited to your own needs and interests. We also provide an honours program for our talented students.
Freedom of Choice
With 21 Undergraduate degrees and more than 45 majors to choose from (including 15 Languages), and 36 Postgraduate Coursework programs spanning traditional and emerging disciplines, as well as the countless array of Research opportunities - we offer the most comprehensive range of humanities and social science programs in Australia.
You can combine arts subjects with certain subjects from other faculties. Some programs also include an internship, which allows you to put what you’ve learnt at university into practice, while gaining invaluable practical experience to improve your employment prospects after graduation.
The quality of our staff in teaching and research is internationally acclaimed. The University of Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for arts, humanities and social sciences by the Times Higher Education Supplement (UK, 2006 – 2010).
Our staff are committed to fostering in our students the development of generic and transferable lifelong learning skills.
With an estimated collection of more than 4.5 million items as well as a range of sophisticated electronic information services, the University of Sydney library is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. In addition, the faculty has an extensive library resource for language study and educational technology, video and audio production, web and multimedia development, videoconferencing and satellite television.
Studying in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives you the opportunity to participate in the University of Sydney’s Student Exchange Program, allowing you to undertake part of your degree from a choice of over 230 universities worldwide.
A degree from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences equips you with skills applicable for any workplace. They include high-level communication, research, analytical and critical thinking skills. Employers in all industries look for these attributes when hiring graduates. An Arts and Social Sciences degree from the University of Sydney, will immediately tell employers that you have superior skills in all of these areas.