Bachelor of Arts

University of Sydney

Whether you want to learn a new language or study a new culture, explore great books, ideas or minds, discover the past, analyse the present or consider the shape of the world’s future, the Bachelor of Arts will expand your horizons and challenge you to think outside the box.

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.

Whatever your focus, when you undertake our Bachelor of Arts degree you will be guided by the expertise of an internationally respected group of educators. With arts and humanities at the University of Sydney consistently recognised as among the top 20 faculties globally in academic rankings, our Bachelor of Arts degree is both highly regarded and well supported by research leaders.

Study with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will hone your analytical skills and help you become an independent thinker, able to form and articulate judgements based on argument and evidence. Our graduates are in high demand from a broad range of employers, with career options as varied as the degree itself. Our alumni are invariably known for their ability to challenge assumptions, communicate effectively, research diligently and synthesise complex information to reach their goals.

As a reflection of our global outlook, you will be encouraged to take advantage of extensive exchange opportunities with leading universities overseas. A number of our majors offer internship placements, enabling you to develop your networks and gain invaluable work experience before graduation.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies
You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Arts degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies . In the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies can also be taken with streams in:

Dalyell Scholars including Languages
International and Global Studies
Media and Communications
Politics and International Relations

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 000705M
Institution Name University of Sydney
Campus Location Camperdown/Darlington campus
Institution Type University
Course Duration Duration full time: 3 years full time for Domestic and International students Duration part time: Part time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
Course University University of Sydney

About University of Sydney

We’ve been challenging traditions for more than 160 yearsWe make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping our people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level.

 

Education for all, leadership for good Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.

 

  • Our World University Rankings
    We’re regularly ranked in the top 50 universities Our rankings reflect our world-renowned achievements for more than 160 years.University rankings provide us with important measures of quality and prestige – how the standard of our research and teaching stacks up against other educational institutions worldwide. Each ranking organisation measures institutions in different ways, using different criteria, and different weightings of similar criteria.We’ve provided a snapshot of our global university rankings below and a brief summary of the key indicators for each. A number of them place us among the top 50 universities in the world.
  • Vision and Values
    Leading to improve the world around us-
    Since our inception, we have believed in education for all and leadership that makes lives better. The same values continue to inform our policy of inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.
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