Liberal studies degrees are highly flexible degrees which allow you to build your depth of knowledge in one or more areas. Some liberal studies degrees can be taken with professional degrees, enabling you to develop knowledge across disciplines and expertise in a professionally accredited field. These degrees expose you to a wide variety of ideas, allowing you to develop both generalist knowledge as well as disciplinary expertise through your major and minor (or double major).
- Build your depth of knowledge in one or more areas.
- Design your own degree by combining studies from a broad range of disciplines.
Combine your liberal studies degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to extend your knowledge and deepen your critical thinking skills through advanced coursework and a major project.
- Some liberal studies degrees can be taken with professional degrees, enabling you to develop knowledge across disciplines and expertise in a professionally accredited field.
- Liberal studies degrees are available in arts and social sciences; business; science, agriculture, environment and veterinary science.
Professional degrees are accredited degrees which lead to professional registration. These are generally much more structured in comparison to liberal degrees, often with compulsory placements which develop the knowledge and skillset necessary to prepare you for a career in a specific field and to gain registration with the industry’s accrediting body.
- Follow a specific study pattern that leads to professional accreditation and registration.
- Gain practical experience during work placements and internships, compulsory in most professional degrees.
- Complement your expertise with interdisciplinary experiences.
- Cultivate a diverse skillset and breadth of knowledge, alongside expertise in a professionally accredited field, by combining your professional degree with a liberal studies degree.
- Take your professional degree in combination with another professional or specialist degree to develop expert knowledge and effectiveness in a given field or profession.
- Professional degrees are available in medicine and health; architecture, design and planning; education and social work; engineering and IT; law.
- Study a set of defined fields that develop your expertise in a specific area.
- Take electives from other faculties to broaden your learning.
- Supercharge your studies by combining your specialist degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
- Specialist degrees are available in architecture, design and planning; economics; music; veterinary science; visual arts.
SOURCE: University of Sydney