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Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Study arts and social sciences with us in 2018

Why study with us?

  • With our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ranked 15th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, you will learn from leading experts across more than 45 areas of study.

  • Graduate with degrees from two of the world’s leading institutions for the humanities and social sciences – the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Sciences Po in France.

Overview

Are you ready for the opportunity of a lifetime? Travel abroad, immerse yourself in the French culture, learn a new language and complete a dual degree, all at the same time. This four-year dual degree program enables you to work towards both a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sciences Po in France, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with us at the University of Sydney.

The first of its kind in Australia, two of the world's leading institutions for the humanities and social sciences, the University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Sciences Po in France, have come together to offer students a new dual degree program.

The four-year dual degree program is available to both international and domestic students and was offered for the first time in 2016. If accepted into the program, you will work towards both a Bachelor of Arts degree at Sciences Po and a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney.

You will complete the first two years of the program in France, at one of three regional campuses. Each campus focuses on a particular region of the world:

  • Le Havre - located on the Normandy Coast, focuses on the relationship between Europe and Asia.
  • Menton - located on the French Riviera, focuses on the relationships between the northern and southern sides of the Mediterranean, as well as the analysis of the links between Europe and the Middle East. 
  • Reims - located in the Champagne region, 45 minutes outside of Paris, focuses on the comparative understanding of Europe and North America. 

The Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney

Years three and four of the Dual Degree program will commence in semester two of the University of Sydney calendar, typically beginning in the last week of July.

The Bachelor of Arts provides an outstanding liberal arts education. It prepares you to meet the challenges of the modern workforce, where expertise, inventiveness, logic and critical thinking come to the fore. Whether you wish to learn a new language or study a new culture, explore great books, ideas or minds, discover the past, analyse the present or consider the shape of the world's future, this degree will expand your horizons and challenge you to think outside the box.

As a Bachelor of Arts student you will have the chance to explore your passions, interests and ambitions. Offering broad choice across more than 45 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, very few `Arts degreesare quite the same. You will be encouraged to tailor your studies to suit your interests, with the chance to incorporate up to two majors in your degree.

Whatever your focus, when you undertake our Bachelor of Arts degree you will be guided by the expertise of an internationally respected group of educators. 

Majors

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

My qualification is from

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Students accepted into the program will work towards both:
  • Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po, and
  • Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney

The dual degree program incorporates a four-year structure as follows:

  • Year One: France – commencing in August at one of three Sciences Po regional campuses
  • Year Two: France – continued study at the selected regional campus
  • Year Three: Sydney – all students move to the University of Sydney for year three,
    commencing in July (Semester 2)
  • Year Four: Sydney – final year of study which will be completed in June.

Units of Study

Important dates

  • 2 August 2017: Applications open directly to the University of Sydney
  • 31 October 2017: Application deadline for first round
  • 20 November 2017: Applicants shortlisted for first round interviews will be advised
  • 27-29 November 2017: First round interviews (Sydney)
  • 18 December 2017: First round offers released
  • 31 January 2018: Applications close for second round
  • 23 February 2018: Applicants shortlisted for second round interviews will be advised
  • March 2018: Second round interviews (Paris) - dates TBC
  • 19 March 2018: Second round offers released
     

Fee information for the Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree program consists of two separately priced tuition fee components. The exact fees that you will pay depends on the provider (Sciences Po or The University of Sydney), and the calendar year in which you undertake your studies in the Dual Degree program.

Sciences Po:

The first tuition fee component is for Years 1 to 2 at Sciences Po, France. Regardless of whether you are a Commonwealth supported student, or international full fee paying student, tuition fees are paid directly to Sciences Po. The tuition fees are available on the Sciences Po website. Students are responsible for all Sciences Po fees applicable for the initial years of study in the Dual Degree program and must make their own enquiries directly with Sciences Po to determine what these fees are.

The University of Sydney:

The second tuition fee component is for Years 3 to 4 undertaken at The University of Sydney. The fees information currently lists the Student Contribution Amount for Commonwealth supported students and the tuition fee rate for international students commencing their year 3 studies in the Sydney degree (based on 48 credit points per year). These amounts are subject to annual increases for each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. Refer to `Important fee information' below for more detailed fee information.

Admission requirement

This program is highly competitive. All applicants will be reviewed and shortlisted by both the University of Sydney and Sciences Po after the application deadline, based on the following criteria:

  • They are a high school leaver (no transfer students permitted) 
  • Provide a completed application with all required documents, including a personal statement and most recent academic results (can be Year 11 transcripts and/or predicted results for international and trial HSC for domestic 
  • Achieve academic results of baseline cut-off of 82.5 ATAR or equivalent for international application
  • Availability for interview in Sydney or Paris location to be determined by student's location. Skype interviews may be acceptable in extenuating circumstances.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Arts allow you to take part in an international exchange program. The program enables you to enhance your skills in a language other than English and your knowledge of other societies and cultures. For more information, visit: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/international/dual_degree.shtml

Graduate opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts degree will hone your critical thinking skills to help you become an independent thinker, able to form and articulate judgements based on argument and evidence. Accordingly, our graduates are in high demand from a broad range of employers, with career options as varied as the degree itself. Our alumni are invariably known for their ability to think outside the box, communicate effectively, research diligently, and synthesise complex information to reach their goals.

Future study

Eligible candidates may apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising further advanced learning and professional courses. Master's degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector and leading media organisations to opportunities for independent research projects. These projects prepare students for higher degrees by research.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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