Arts and Social Sciences

Social Sciences students

Bachelor of Arts

Three years full-time
UAC code: 511200

An arts degree at the University of Sydney offers a range of subjects unmatched by any other university in Australia, allowing you to develop your skills in critical analysis and argument across a variety of areas of study. Not only will you develop attributes highly sought after in graduates, but it is a great way to explore your interests and establish a firm platform for future studies.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 71.05

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in either English (Standard), English (Advanced), or English as a Second Language (ESL)


Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512009

This degree gives you a lot of flexibility and a large breadth of subject choice across the humanities and sciences. It is perfect for you, if you are interested in both the arts and sciences, and don’t want to restrict yourself to a specialist course. You will gain communication and analytical skills in your core liberal studies units, giving you a competitive edge with employers in a wide range of careers.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 68

Course requirements:
Band 3 or above in Mathematics or, Band 5 or above in General Mathematics and, Band 3 or above in either English (Standard), English (Advanced), or English as a Second Language (ESL).


Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 511207

This degree provides practical training in media writing, radio, video and online media production, and media relations integrated with academic study in media and communications theory and practice. You will acquire a broad array of cross-media skills tailored to meet the needs of the media and communications industries. If you are interested in the humanities and social sciences, and/or languages, you can study these subjects while enrolled in this degree.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 88.50

Course requirements:
Band 5 and above in English (Advanced).

Selection criteria:
You need to provide evidence of any work experience relevant to print journalism, online journalism, radio, television, film and video or advertising, and details of media work you have been directly involved in producing, creating or presenting in any medium. In addition, you may need to attend an interview, and bring a portfolio of your work.

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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Four years full-time
UAC code: 512094

This degree allows you to complete a major in both science and arts, ideal if you have a strong interest in the humanities and sciences. The rich choice of subject areas allows you to combine your personal interests, or pursue complementary academic studies in the humanities and sciences, giving a wide range of career opportunities. You can choose from more than 30 majors offered by the Faculty of Science, and more than 40 majors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics, and Band 4 or above in either English (Standard), English (Advanced), or English as a Second Language (ESL).


Faculty support

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries
  • Welcome session for students and parents or support people (in conjunction with orientation)
  • Access to faculty wide Year 1 mentoring scheme
  • "On-track" meeting with either Course Director or Year 1 Liaison Academic throughout year