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

Study economics with us in 2018

Why study with us?

  • With our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ranked 15th in the world by the 2017 QS World Rankings by Subject, you will study one of Australia’s leading undergraduate economics degrees from world-renowned experts and researchers.

  • Our graduates are highly sought after, with our alumni including leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other government departments, international agencies, financial institutions and NGOs.

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 Economics degree 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 Economics 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 Economics at the University of Sydney

The Bachelor of Economics will give you a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the high-level technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It will equip you with key capabilities to develop economic and social policy and to work in fields such as business, banking, financial markets, and consulting in both the private and public sectors. You will gain an excellent grounding in economic theory and business statistics, completing a major in economics, agricultural and resource economics, financial economics or the more statistically based econometrics.

Central to the strength of economics at the University of Sydney is the large undergraduate honours program and its two key elements: an applied economics focus and expert training in economic theory and econometrics.

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What you'll study

Students accepted into the program will work towards both:

  • a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Sciences Po, and
  • a Bachelor of Economics Degree 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 `ESSENTIALSbox on the right hand side 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 in 2017 (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 Informationbelow for more detailed fee information.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics

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 90.00 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, click here.

Progression rules

Dual degree students are required to successfully complete all required components each semester in order to remain in the dual degree program. Students who fail to meet course requirements will exit the program with a single qualifying award only. Dual degree students may also opt out of the dual award option and continue on with the stand alone degree. Normal admissions and credit policies will apply.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates go on from our distinguished honours program to pursue research degrees and take up specialist positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank of Australia, other policy department roles within federal and state governments, central banks and international agencies, financial markets and financial institutions.

Future study

You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Economics degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. In the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers a range of postgraduate coursework and research degrees. Some include:

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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