Message from the dean
The Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney offers extraordinary professional development opportunities for individuals who are interested in education and social work as careers or areas of study. The Faculty of Education and Social Work has amazing programs with engaged professionals integrating scholarship with formative practice.
The Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work degrees are firmly based in the humanities and social sciences, with students able to take advantage of the incredible range of opportunities available at the University of Sydney.
Our Bachelor of Education degrees allow you to develop specialisations in maths, science, humanities or economics and business. You can also specialise in personal development, primary education, early childhood education, and health and physical education. Another feature of our education degrees is the focus on integrating information communications technology (ICT) into teaching practices and catering for students with special needs.
All our students spend time in professional practice placements. We have built strong links with practitioners from both the education and social work fields, which ensures our graduates emerge with practical skills as well as a solid grasp of theory.
The Faculty of Education and Social Work is a diverse and internationally renowned community of scholars, staff and students committed to community development, meeting social-development needs and improving teaching and learning through innovation and inquiry-driven programs, research, reflection and critique in partnership with our communities.
The student society, EdSoc can provide information about social events, as well as contact details for the student representatives on faculty committees. We encourage both new and returning students to find us on Facebook and follow us in Twitter.
Professor Diane Mayer
About the faculty
The Faculty of Education and Social Work specialises in teaching and research in the fields of education and social work, which have long traditions at the University of Sydney. Its study programs are as varied as its student body.
In January 2003, the faculty was formed by the amalgamation of two schools from the former Faculty of Education with the School of Social Work and Policy Studies from the Faculty of Arts. In January 2006, the component schools were dissolved, bringing even closer collaboration as a one-school faculty.
The three buildings that house the faculty are equipped with continuously updated facilities for the training of educators and social workers. Well-equipped lecture and tutorial rooms are complemented by specialist teaching precincts, including a biomechanics laboratory, computer laboratories, a dance studio, two drama studios, visual-arts workshops, laboratories for science and technology and a television studio.
A brief explanation of the information available under the main "tabs" in this section is presented below.
A brief overview of the history of the faculty, from 1911 to the present.
A schematic representation of the faculty-management positions and links to the corresponding staff members' webpages.
Information about the faculty's offices, which oversee programs ranging from PhD research to short courses in professional education.
Administrative staff and academics involved in the faculty, including their contact details, publications and areas of research interest.