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University of Sydney

Bachelor's programmes

Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

  • Our founding principle as Australia’s first university was that we would be a modern and progressive institution. It’s an ideal we still hold dear today.
  • When William Charles Wentworth proposed the idea of Australia’s first university in 1850, he imagined “the opportunity for the child of every class to become great and useful in the destinies of this country”.

Education

  • Study with us and be prepared for a future full of possibilities
  • Search for your dream course to study. Whether you’re starting out, looking to improve your career prospects, or pursuing a passion, we have the widest range of courses available in Australia.

Research

Our research is driven by the big picture. We take a problem and look at it from all angles, combining the expertise and talents of scholars from many disciplines.

Career

  • Career advice and thousands of student jobs on our database
  • Right from your first year at university, you have access to an abundance of career counselling services and resources to help put you in the best career position by the end of your degree.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
40 2
2020
42
2019
42
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
74 6
2019
80 -12
2018
68
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
60 -1
2019
59
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
27 4
2019
31
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Our team of compliance officers is here to help you with basic issues related to student visas and your studies in general.

We will support you by:

  • issuing new eCoEs for approved changes to your course duration
  • referring you to various support services on campus
  • sending newsletters with reminders about updates to student visa conditions and important semester dates.

Housing services

Whether you’re looking to join a residential college or set up a shared house off campus, there are many accommodation options for you to choose from. Our accommodation team can offer guidance on student accommodation in Sydney.

Library services

Our 11 libraries are located on different campuses and specialise in particular subjects. They have a wide range of facilities, including spaces for group and individual study. 

Medical services

  • Your health and wellbeing is one of our top priorities. That’s why we encourage you to take advantage of the convenient healthcare facilities on our campuses.
  • Whether you’re in need of treatment for an injury, illness, or have any health concern, the University Health Service can help.

Student Life

Campus life

  • We offer a variety of on-campus options to suit different pockets
  • Living on campus puts you right in the heart of student life, so you can get the most out of your time at university.

Sports facilities

  • Keeping active is an important part of student life
  • Whether you’re training for a gold medal or looking for a spin, dance or Pilates class, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) offers programs and membership options to suit everyone.

Student clubs

  • If you’re an undergraduate the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is a student-run body that represents your rights and interests.
  • If you are a postgraduate coursework or research student, the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) provides you with assistance for academic or personal issues that you may experience.
  • The University of Sydney Union (USU) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides student programs and services. They oversee over 200 student clubs and societies that you can join even if you aren't a member.

Student Reviews

A Big University with a Big Heart - troubled by COVID-19
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Although my university is determined to be on of the best universities in Australia, the recent COVID events deprived all students of the usual student activity. We started school online and I am feeling more lonely than things really should be.

ait MacDonald, but i am lovin it
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

get the chance to experience different programs that enrich my knowledge and networks. most importantly further my career.

Life-changing learning experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

During my time at the University of Sydney, I have had the opportunity to receive highly intellectually-rewarding education offered by excellent scholars and researchers who are experts in their fields. A solid foundation is built through theories discussion and hands-on learning.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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