What are dual degrees? How is it different from a double degree? Like to know more about the opportunity to study overseas? Or what the application process involves? Here, we’ve got all the answers in this FAQ.
Short answer: Two degrees in less time, with a partner institution abroad.
Dual degrees are two combined coursework degree programs, one offered at the University of Sydney and the other at a partner institution, which:
Bachelor dual degrees are 4 years full-time requiring 2+2 years of full-time study comprising of 2 years at the partner institution and 2 years at the University of Sydney. Dual degrees are only available to domestic and international students with a full-time attendance pattern.
Short answer: Yes.
After completing the first two years of study abroad at the partner institution, immersing yourself in the culture, 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.
Short answer: Remote online learning.
Some partner institutions are planning on a return/have returned to face-to-face teaching. Nonetheless, some students might find themselves restricted in their capacity to travel to the partner institution, and thus unable to join their overseas campus in person. These students will have access to distance learning for the time that is necessary before their arrival on campus.
Short answer: No.
Courses are taught in English, although you may select a language as your language proficiency increases. For language studies, if available at the partner institution, pathways are available for applicants with no prior language experience, as well as for those with prior experience in the respective language of study.
Short answer: It can be heavy.
Credits at most European universities are standardised in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
The standard load for most European universities is 30 ECTS per semester (where each credit point requires 25-30 hours of face-to-face classes and private study). However, some students often complete up to 40 ECTS per semester. Be aware that this is a very heavy workload, and you will need to exercise sound discipline and time management to stay on top of your studies.
Short answer: Not through UAC.
Prospective students must apply directly to the University of Sydney for admission into dual degrees and not through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Dual degrees are highly competitive and admission to a program is determined jointly by the University of Sydney and the partner institution, based on criteria which may include:
You may also be required to submit an additional application to the partner institution, so be sure to check the ‘Admission requirement’ and ‘How to apply’ sections on the respective Sydney Courses pages below.