University of Sydney

The core purpose of The University of Sydney is its fundamental moral commitment to intellectual discovery and development, responsible social commentary and the promotion of cultural and economic wellbeing. In particular, the University of Sydney is committed to the marrying of the theoretical and applied dimensions of its work to maximise social impact.

The most able academics and students come here from around the world to research and study across the broadest range of disciplines in Australia, from the most theoretical to the most applied. We are committed to finding the best in people of potential from all social backgrounds, and play a major role in our local, national and international communities.

The University of Sydney has a strong tradition of high quality research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular strength in human rights. Offering 1088 degrees and diplomas across 17 faculties to more than 47,000 students, the University strives for excellence and quality in the programs it provides for students.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a comprehensive program of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the humanities and social sciences and has a strong track record in collaborative research and teaching, as well as in leading national and international research networks and collaborations.

In 2007, the Faculty and its School of Social and Political Sciences launched a new and innovative Master of Human Rights, encompassing the disciplines of political science, sociology, law, geography, philosophy and economics. Based on the success of that degree, the Faculty has developed the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Regional Program), the only degree of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.