Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts University of Sydney

3.5 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Ranked #15 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
5.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This five-year combined degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of humanities and social sciences.

You will gain a strong practical and theoretical preparation for teaching. The course covers professional teaching, special education, international education, and information and communications technology.

School observations and practice teaching are integral components of the professional experiences in this degree. Professional teaching experiences and internships are offered in partnership with participating schools and will provide you with the opportunity to develop your teaching skills and professional understanding of how to work in schools.

In your first year you will engage in a broad tertiary education, studying units from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

You may choose your major from one of the following teaching areas: Aboriginal studies, Commerce, Economics, English, Drama, History (modern or ancient), Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew (modern or classical), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek or Spanish.

You will also complete at least two years of study, which can be extended to a minor, in a second teaching area chosen from the list above, or from mathematics, business studies, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), or geography.


All students need to complete at least one major for the requirements of their Bachelor of Arts degree. This major must be in an area offered by the Faculty of...

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Teacher in areas including English, drama, history, mathematics, TESOL, geography, economics and languages, corporate trainer and development manager, curriculum...

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Additional Information

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts combined course includes significant professio...

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Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: The teachers are good, classes are mostly entertaining

Negatives: Some of the assessment tasks are dreadful and complete waste of time

My advice to future students is: Actually do the readings
They help with work

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May 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: There are several positive aspects to my course. Firstly, the vast majority of the tutors/lecturers are extremely knowledgable and provide excellent guidance throughout the course. The information provided is also incredibly up-to-date and has proven very useful when in the classroom. Assessments are, for the most ...

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