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Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Overview

Travel abroad, immerse yourself in French culture, learn a new language and complete a dual degree.

Two of the world’s leading institutions for the humanities and social sciences – the University of Sydney and Sciences Po in France – have come together to offer students a dual degree program, one of a kind in Australia.

After completing the first two years of study in France, you will relocate to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney to continue your third and fourth year of studies in the Bachelor of Arts. Courses are taught in English, although you may select French as your language proficiency increases.

About the Bachelor of Arts

Offering broad choice across more than 45 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, no two arts degrees are quite the same. You will study a major and a minor choosing both from our broad choice across the humanities and social sciences, or selecting your minor from the University's shared pool.

Our majors include:

Agricultural and Resource Economics History
American Studies Indigenous Studies
Ancient Greek Indonesian Studies
Ancient History International Relations
Anthropology International and Comparative Literary Studies
Arabic Language and Cultures Italian Studies
Archaeology Italian Studies (Advanced)
Art History Italian Studies (Intermediate)
Asian Studies Italian Studies (Introductory)
Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew Japanese Studies
Chinese Studies Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture
Criminology Korean Studies
Cultural Studies Latin
Digital Cultures Linguistics
Econometrics Modern Greek Studies
Economic Policy Music
Economics Philosophy
English Political Economy
European Studies Politics
Film Studies Socio-Legal Studies
Financial Economics Sociology
French and Francophone Studies Spanish and Latin American Studies
Gender Studies Studies in Religion 
Germanic Studies Theatre and Performance Studies
Hebrew (Modern)   
   

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

My qualification is from

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

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Students accepted into the program will work towards both:

  • Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po, and
  • Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney

The dual degree program incorporates a four-year structure as follows:

  • Year One: France – commencing in August at one of three Sciences Po regional campuses
  • Year Two: France – continued study at the selected regional campus
  • Year Three: Sydney – all students move to the University of Sydney for year three,
    commencing in August (Semester 2)
  • Year Four: Sydney – final year of study which will be completed in June.

You can also choose to add another year at Sydney with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Units of Study

Important dates

  • 1 August: Applications open directly to the University of Sydney
  • 15 October: Application deadline for first round
  • 17 December: First round offers released 
  • 15 January: Applications close for second round 
  • By the end of March: Second round offers released

Fee information for the Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree program consists of two separately priced tuition fee components. The exact fees that you will pay depends on the provider (Sciences Po or The University of Sydney), and the calendar year in which you undertake your studies in the Dual Degree program.

Sciences Po:

The first tuition fee component is for Years 1 to 2 at Sciences Po, France. Regardless of whether you are a Commonwealth supported student, or international full fee paying student, tuition fees are paid directly to Sciences Po. The tuition fees are available on the Sciences Po website. Students are responsible for all Sciences Po fees applicable for the initial years of study in the Dual Degree program and must make their own enquiries directly with Sciences Po to determine what these fees are.

The University of Sydney:

The second tuition fee component is for Years 3 to 4 undertaken at The University of Sydney. The fees information currently lists the Student Contribution Amount for Commonwealth supported students and the tuition fee rate for international students commencing their year 3 studies in the Sydney degree (based on 48 credit points per year). These amounts are subject to annual increases for each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. Refer to `Important fee information' below for more detailed fee information.

 

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France)

Year

Sem

 Unit of study 

1

1

Arts major credit

Elective credit

Elective credit

Major 2 credit

 

2

Arts major credit

Elective credit

Elective credit

Major 2 credit

2

1

Arts major

Elective

Open Learning Environment units

Major 2/Minor

 

2

Arts major

Elective

Open Learning Environment units

Major 2/Minor

3

1

Arts major

Arts major

Major 2/Minor

Major 2/Minor Elective

 

2

Arts major

Arts major

Major 2/Minor

Major 2/Minor Elective

Assumed knowledge

Depends on the areas or units of study. For language studies: pathways are available for applicants with no prior language experience, as well as for those with prior experience in the respective language of study.

Admission requirement

This program is highly competitive. Admission to the program is determined jointly by the University of Sydney and Sciences Po, based on the following criteria:

  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) with the minimum academic results required for the Bachelor of Arts
    Note: only recent high school leavers are eligible, no transfer students permitted
  • Submission of a statement of motivation, CV and academic transcripts. See the 'How to Apply' section for more details
  • Meet the higher of the English language requirements of the two partner institutions. For details, check the Sciences Po English language requirements.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The University of Sydney Calendar and Handbooks are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Course opportunities

Most subject areas within the Bachelor of Arts 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. Learn more about the dual degree experience

Progression rules

Dual degree students are required to successfully complete all required components each semester to remain in the dual degree program. Students who fail to meet course requirements will exit the program and may transfer to the single qualifying award only. Dual degree students may also opt out of the dual award option and continue with the single degree. For more information, visit the course Handbook.

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 options

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.

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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