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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at UNSW has over 4,000 students. Competition to enter the Faculty's programs has become very vigorous, as our distinctive profile and provision of excellent teaching and learning experiences become more widely recognised. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced researchers as well as being dedicated teachers. The benefits to students which flow from the combination of research with teaching are widely recognised in the world's top universities.

Employers in today's world increasingly value the skills gained by students who have studied in the Arts and Social Sciences fields. These include the ability to write accurately and concisely, to express and critique a point of view, to analyse thoroughly and objectively, and to speak in public readily and with confidence.

No matter what specific areas of interest our students follow, they will graduate with a high level of skill and experience in using computers, databases and research tools, the ability to document sources carefully, to manage time, and work in cross-cultural contexts. Many will have studied one or more languages in addition to their mother tongue, and in some areas of study they will have obtained high level skills in research design and statistical analysis.

Degrees can be tailored to meet students' own aims and goals, by combining different disciplines and areas of specialised study. Graduates are highly valued in many occupations: in commerce and business, policy studies, governmental organisations, international bodies, the diplomatic service, corporate affairs and human resources, and will be found also in vocations and occupations such as education and social work, public health and community service, advertising, media and public relations.

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Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre

Tel: + 61 2 9385 2289
Email: arts@unsw.edu.au
Location: Room G1 Ground Floor, Morven Brown building (C20)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

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