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What will I learn?

By undertaking this double degree in the complementary disciplines of Arts and Social Sciences, you'll broaden your knowledge over two years of study. You'll substantially extend and deepen your existing skills, knowledge and understanding in professionally relevant areas of study and learn advanced skills in analytical thinking and research.

Program structure

The Master of Arts and Social Sciences (Combined) consists of 96 units of credit, offered in the two specified postgraduate coursework programs.

Future careers

Upon graduation, you’ll receive two separate degrees based on your study choices, for example, a Master of Journalism and Communication plus a Master of International Relations. Graduates complete a double degree with a variety of unique and specialised course combinations based on their previous experience, career ambitions and areas of interest.

The career outcomes and possibilities for graduates of the Master of Arts and Master of Social Sciences at UNSW are as diverse as the areas across which they study.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (19,72,958) per year
AUD $75,440 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022


UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this program requires one of the following: A 4-year Bachelor degree in Food Science (or equivalent) with a minimum 65% average; or Completion of the 5037 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Food Science with a minimum 65% average.

For international students

A recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) and requirements specific to the individual Master (one year, 48 UOC) programs chosen.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of B and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse, which is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.

  • Global Top 50: Ranked 43rd university worldwide
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 27th global employer reputation
  • Ranked No.1 by Australian startup founders
  • 6 subjects ranked among the top 20 worldwide