The University of Sydney

Where will postgraduate study lead you?

Where will postgraduate study lead you?

Education and Social Work

Ranked 16th in the world*, we are one of Australia’s leading providers for expertise and innovation in education and social work teaching and research. You will join leading thinkers to challenge the known and explore the unknown, in a stimulating environment that encourages both learning and networking.

*QS World University Rankings by subject


  • Early childhood teacher
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary teacher
  • Career advisor/counsellor
  • Corporate trainer
  • Social worker and policy maker

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Costs & scholarships

Find out about study costs and scholarships available to help you reach your goal.

How to apply

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Entry requirements

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These are our stories, what will yours be?

  • Become a teacher

    Study to become a teacher at the University of Sydney and help to shape the future through the younger generation. Become an early childhood, primary school or high school teacher, through our postgraduate teaching degrees.

  • Social Work at the University of Sydney

    Graduates may find employment in consulting, education, research, advocacy, policy development, politics and community planning. Social workers are found in a variety of settings including hospitals; women's refuges; city councils; employment, youth, disability and mental-health services; and justice, housing and welfare departments.

  • Amy Mortimer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Amy Mortimer, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    “Live your passion and let your goals drive you. My goal was to make a difference to the lives of young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. I hope that I can do more of that in the future.”

  • Laura Hayman, Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

    Laura Hayman, Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

    “I enrolled at the University of Sydney because it’s one of the leading universities in Australia, with an outstanding reputation and I wanted provide the best quality psychological services and advice I can to my students, their families and school staff.”

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  • International student
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    • +61 2 8627 1444 (outside Australia)

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