Dalyell Scholars

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the 'Dalyell Scholars'.

The Dalyell stream is named after a distinguished alumna of the University, Elsie Jean Dalyell (pronounced "Dee-el"). Elsie Jean Dalyell (1881-1948) was a distinguished medical graduate from the University of Sydney and she was also the first full-time female academic in our Faculty of Medicine.

She was a pioneer resident medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and following this she travelled to London on a scholarship where she served in the First World War, working as a senior clinician in a Vienna-based research team studying deficiency diseases in children. She was a leader in her field and it is in this spirit that the Dalyell Program has been developed.

For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Languages in the Dalyell Stream

The Languages program is available only to students enrolled in the Dalyell stream in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

To satisfy the 4 year program requirements you will need to complete 120 credit point including:

(i) 48 credit point major of one of the following languages

  • Arabic Language and Cultures
  • Chinese Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Hebrew (modern)
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

(ii) 24 credit point minor of a second language from this list:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic Language and Cultures
  • Chinese Studies
  • Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew*
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Hebrew (modern)
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

(iii) A minimum of 24 credit points of exchange undertaken at an approved university where the language of instruction is the language of the primary major, and

(iv) 48 credit points at 3000 and 4000 level, including one of the following options:

  • Honours – With a WAM of 70 or above you would complete 48 credit points of 4000-level honours units of study in the primary language major.
  • Multilingual Translation Advanced Coursework - Students with two language majors can choose to complete 36 credit points of advanced coursework
  • Advanced Coursework – All other students in the program would complete 24 credit points of 4000 level units including 12 credit points of project units and 12 credit points of selective units.