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): 72.50


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): 85.00

Course requirements:
English (Advanced) or equivalent IB subject.

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 Arts/Bachelor of Economics

Four years full-time
UAC code: 511260

The School of Economics is expanding its extensive offering with a new combined degree and two new majors - leading the way in innovative, collaborative and first-rate teaching and research. This new degree offers students high-quality, professional training in economics as well as the broad flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree. Graduates of this program will gain technical expertise along with highly developed soft skills, qualities sought after by leading employers including government departments, respected private sector consultancies and corporations, in Australia and overseas.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80.00
Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511300

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work is a professional qualification that is accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). It satisfies all the academic requirements necessary for professional recognition as a social worker. Our program offers you the opportunity to combine this professional qualification with majors offered through the Bachelor of Arts degree. You can undertake studies in areas that complement the Bachelor of Social Work, such as, Sociology and Social Policy, Gender Studies or Philosophy.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 72.5


Bachelor of International and Global Studies

Three years full-time
UAC code: 511227

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace as the forces of globalisation prompt increasingly complex interconnectedness. Our Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree centres on the study of the underlying processes driving this phenomenon, including travel, communication technology, political and economic currents, and globalising markets, and they way these processes constantly evolve and interrelate.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 82.50


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): 65

Course requirements:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subjects.


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:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subjects.

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511780

This combined degree allows you to study engineering while pursuing your interests in the humanities, social sciences or languages. You can combine any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours streams with a Bachelor of Arts.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Arts is a combined degree that will give you two qualifications with just one extra year of study and expand your career options in the humanities, social sciences and technologies sectors. The Bachelor of Engineering Honours emphasises practical aspects of science and technology while the Bachelor of Arts provides choices which balance and complement the Bachelor of Engineering Honours. You will pursue choices which balance and complement the Bachelor of Engineering Honours. You will pursue academic interests outside the engineering field and graduate as an engineer with all-round professional abilities.

The Bachelor of Arts offers a range of subject areas unmatched by any other university in Australia. More than 15 languages are offered at beginners or advanced level along with choices in 50 other areas, each of which offers specialist units of study.

Selection of your engineering stream will take place at enrolment. Note that, although you may have achieved the ATAR or equivalent to the combined degree, you must also achieve the ATAR or equivalent for the engineering stream you wish to pursue at part of the combination.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Bachelor of Project Management/Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511783

This five-year combined degree will provide you with fundamental practical and behavioural project management skills whilst allowing you to explore your arts and humanities interests and passions. It offers the broad flexibility of an arts degree along with project management methodologies and competencies, giving you valuable skills to enhance your career opportunities.

This unique combined degree will equip you with the technical expertise and highly developed soft skills required to successfully manage projects. This will be complemented with the lifelong communication, research, and critical thinking skills that are acquired from an arts degree.

The Bachelor of Project Management takes an innovative and dynamic approach to projects that can be applied to a variety of situations, from the delivery of new organisational systems and process, to disease and disaster recovery scenarios. The Bachelor of Arts offers a myriad of choices across more than 45 subject areas, and the ability to tailor your studies to suit your interests. Whether you wish to learn a new language, study the great works of literature, or uncover archaeological remains, our arts and social sciences courses will stretch and challenge you to think differently.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.


Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511765

This combined degree allows you to study IT while pursuing your interests in the humanities, social sciences or languages. You can choose an IT stream in either computer science or information systems, and complete one arts major and other elective units of study from areas as diverse as linguistics, anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, digital cultures, or a range of languages.

As a graduate of this combined course of study you will have the technical expertise to shape and manage current and emerging technology complemented with the lifelong communication, research and critical thinking skills that are acquired from an arts degree. Graduates from the Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts combined degree will be well positioned to take on a career in a wide variety of fields.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

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