Prof. Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's welcome

Our passion is ideas
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For more than 165 years, our students and staff have been thinking and writing about ideas and their real-world consequences.

As Australia’s oldest and most comprehensive faculty of its kind, we are one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. We want you to join our community of scholars, students, alumni and industry partners.

Now is an exciting time for students to embark on a learning adventure with us as we’ve just undertaken a comprehensive and forward-looking redesign of our curriculum. This provides you with the opportunity to customise your study across the University in a way that meets your ambitions and interests. Whatever particular discipline or program of study you eventually pursue, you will leave us with the intellectual skills to succeed in life and gain meaning and value from it as well.

Our research is attentive to big problems and the need to work collaboratively and innovatively both within our faculty and across the University to solve them. Our Sydney Social Science and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) supports this bold ambition.

There are many ways to engage with us, from attending one of our many events to seeking a mentor or taking up an internship, partnering on research initiatives or refreshing your work skills by taking one of our short courses. This website is a good place to find out more about how we can help you achieve your academic and career goals while engaging with an increasingly complex and diverse world.

We look forward to you joining us soon.

Professor Lisa Adkins
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences