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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work offer a wide range of units of study in the Education major. While these are not designed to prepare you for a career in teaching, they will develop your understanding of education as a social phenomenon.

You will receive an introduction to the complexities of education through examination of a number of fields. These may include the nature, context and processes of education through historical, psychological, philosophical and sociological perspectives; human growth and development and their implications for education; and the relationship between education and politics, social organisation, and economic development, across different societies and cultures.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Careers adviser 
  • Government and public service roles 
  • Family support worker 
  • Policy officer 
  • Researcher 
  • Youth support officer
Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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