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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)

Study arts and social sciences with us

Why study with us?

  • With our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ranked 17th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, you will learn from leading experts across more than 45 areas of study.

  • Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for employability by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018.

Overview

Expand your horizons and learn to think outside the box. Exclusive to high-achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) program is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.

This degree gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills, add further breadth to your University qualification by studying subjects from a range of disciplines, and apply your skills and disciplinary knowledge to real-world problems.

Visit the Dalyell Scholars program page for more information about the program.

Subject areas

Minors can be completed in any of the Majors listed below as well as standalone minors in Celtic Studies, Diversity Studies, Sanskrit, Social Policy or Writing Studies.

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Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

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How to apply

What you'll study

The program enables you to draw on the rich interdisciplinary depth and breadth on offer at the University, cultivating the leadership and professional expertise to join the ranks of our most distinguished alumni.

The Dalyell Scholars program allows you to collaborate and network with like‑minded world influencers.

In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell units of study with other high achievers, you will have access to enrichment opportunities, including:

  • exclusive research and entrepreneurship programs
  • direct access to industry‑based project learning
  • tailored mentoring and professional skills development to enhance your study and career opportunities
  • international experiences to develop your global perspective
  • acceleration to master’s level study

For a full list of Dalyell courses and more information, visit: sydney.edu.au/dalyell-scholars

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Ancient History major Celtic Studies elective Asian Studies elective English major
  2 Ancient History major Celtic Studies elective Dalyell Scholars English major
2 1 Ancient History major Open Learning Environment units Dalyell Scholars English major
  2 Ancient History major
Ancient History major Open Learning Environment units English major
3 1 Ancient History major Ancient History major Language elective  English major
  2 Ancient History major Anthropology elective Linguistics elective English major
4 1 Language elective Advanced Coursework Advanced Coursework project English major
  2 Language elective Advanced Coursework Advanced Coursework project English major

This is an indicative study plan only, students may choose other majors, minors and electives.

Assumed knowledge

Depends on the areas or units of study that are chosen.

Admission criteria

Admission as a Dalyell scholar is on the basis of the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with an ATAR  of 98 or equivalent, or the first year of full time study in a bachelor's degree with an average mark of 80 or equivalent.
  • English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors. To be considered for admission as a Dalyell scholar via an admission pathway, as a guide, the following minimum ATARs are required:

  • minimum ATAR of 95 for Broadway, E12 and Future Leaders applicants
  • minimum ATAR of 90 for Cadigal (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) applicants

For details, visit admission pathways.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies 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. The Advanced Studies portion of the combined degree allows you to take up an internship opportunity.

High-achieving students will have the opportunity to take part in research and entrepreneurship programs, and they will have direct access to industry-based project learning and placements.

Career Pathways

Examples depend on majors and include:

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Art historian
  • Business administrator or manager
  • Editor or publisher
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Government policy officer
  • Historian
  • Heritage specialist
  • Information specialist
  • Journalist
  • Language specialist
  • Media and communications officer
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Researcher
  • Sociologist
     
Future study

Eligible candidates may proceed to an honours year in the languages, or in their area of study, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Enrolment in to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell) will give students access to accelerated master's level study. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.

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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


Please note that for some courses there are additional costs in addition to the student contribution. Some of these additional costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Please consult the University's web page for more information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

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, protective 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 a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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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