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Overview

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) is an additional year of intensive study that high achieving studentsmay undertake after completing an undergraduate degree. The program complements your prior studies and deepens your expertise in your chosen field, increasing your graduate employability.

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available to students who have completed an eligible bachelor’s degree at the University of Sydney or another university.

This course will enhance your knowledge and collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through challenging coursework and an advanced project. This is an opportunity to experience work outside the classroom by collaborating across disciplines on a substantial real-world project in a professional, community or entrepreneurial setting.

You will graduate from the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) equipped with attributes highly valued by employers and the skills and experience to pursue a variety of careers.

Alternatively, if you wish to undertake an independent research project under academic supervision, you may wish to consider the honours pathway of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Please visit the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) page for more information.

Subject areas
Shared pool

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.

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Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

Applications open:
Semester 1 – open on 30th August of previous year
Semester 2 – open on 31st January of the same year

In 2020, the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Coursework will be available in one of the following subject areas: 

Students will have to choose their subject area when applying.

  • Semester 1 entry applications must be submitted by 31 January 
  • Semester 2 entry applications must be submitted by 30 June

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

External applicants must upload:

  • Official academic transcripts (must be certified)
  • Proof of identity and citizenship status (must be certified)

In 2020, the Bachelor of Advanced Studies Coursework will be available in one of the following subject areas: 

Students will have to choose their subject area when applying.

  • Semester 1 entry applications must be submitted by 31 January 
  • Semester 2 entry applications must be submitted by 30 June

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

You will extend your knowledge and critical thinking skills through challenging coursework and an advanced project. This is an opportunity to experience work outside the classroom by collaborating on a substantial real-world project in a professional, community or entrepreneurial setting.

In 2020, students will need to select one discipline area when applying for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework).  Options will include: 

Units of Study

Sample study plan


Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 4000-level project 4000-level project Advanced coursework Advanced coursework
  2 4000-level project 4000-level project Advanced coursework Advanced coursework

 

Admission requirement

To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework), you must:

  1. have completed a bachelor degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification from another tertiary institution in time to commence advanced coursework in the semester for which entry is sought;
  2. have completed two majors or study deemed by the supervising faculty to be of comparable depth, of which at least one major is in a disciplinary area relevant to your application

Career pathways

  • The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) gives you the chance to gain additional skills and expertise that are highly prized by employers in industry and government.
  • This course provides you with an opportunity to upskill in project work, analysis, problem solving, communication and presentation, which are all highly valued by employers across all industries.

We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities.

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