University of Sydney Handbooks - 2012 Archive

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Message from the Dean

Dean of Arts and Social Sciences

As Dean, I am very pleased to welcome you to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

We are passionate about the role of the humanities and social sciences in the world today - whether in addressing age-old questions at the heart of the human condition, or in tackling some of the most pressing social, political, economic and cultural challenges of our time.

The Faculty is especially proud of our talented postgraduate students, many of who come from around the world to study with us. We have nearly 600 research students studying for Masters and PhD degrees and over 1000 coursework students.

Our coursework programs offer you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and skills in relation to a particular discipline, or explore exciting interdisciplinary areas such as Asian Studies, European Studies, Development Studies and Cross-cultural Communication.

I am delighted that you are considering undertaking a postgraduate degree in our Faculty. In joining us, you will be embarking on what I am sure will be an exciting and rewarding intellectual journey.

Professor Duncan Ivison
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences