‘Study in Australia | Western Sydney University’
Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential to students with the talent, drive, and ambition to succeed. Your future starts here.
- Ranked in the top 3% of universities in the world.
- In the world’s best 100 universities under 50 years old.
- 80% of research rated among the world’s best.
- Located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.
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- At Western Sydney University we equip our graduates for more than a career. We are unlocking the potential of the next generation of global citizens, leaders, and change-makers.
- Located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing economic regions, Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential to students with the talent, drive, and ambition to succeed.
- Ranked amongst the top three per cent of universities in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact – at a regional, national and international level. We value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge.
- Western Sydney University has a reputation for excellence and is one of the world’s top 100 young universities in the world as ranked by the Times Higher Education.
- With over 44000 students and over 3000 staff, Western Sydney University is one of the largest universities in Australia, operating over multiple teaching campuses in Western Sydney—the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing economic regions. Western Sydney is an exciting place to be.
Areas of study
With one of the most comprehensive ranges of courses in Australia, our curriculum and approach to flexible learning with real work experience is designed to be a springboard for the career success and life you’ve always dreamed of.
Arts and Humanities
A study in the humanities is designed to develop communication and personal skills, creativity and capacity for independent thought, adaptability to new situations and problem-solving skills.
- Career options include arts administration, journalism, politics, diplomacy or social policy development.
- Double degree options available you can also broaden your career options into Business, ICT, Law, Social Sciences or Teaching.
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If you are driven to succeed in business, this is the place to start. The Bachelor of Business degree prepares you for future careers in money, markets, and management by offering industry-specific projects and placements. With expert staff, international profile and accreditation from leading Australian industry organizations, our Business degrees ensure you’ll enter the workforce well equipped to make your mark.
- Advanced Business Leadership course available
- Careers include merchant banking, financial services, management and taxation consulting, property development, human and industrial relations, logistics and marketing.
Communication, Design, and Media
Recognized and accredited by key industry governing bodies, our Communication, Design and Media courses give you the skills to pursue a career in fields including journalism, digital media and web design, content production, corporate communications, advertising, graphic design, film and television, photography, music and the creative arts.
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Engineering and Information and Communications Technology
With a degree in Engineering, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) or in the areas of Construction Management and Industrial Design, you will be able to pursue a career in the fields of design, construction and management, hardware and software development, structural design, system architecture, project management, environmental engineering, machinery design and development. You can also pursue a role as a building surveyor, site manager or property developer. Our robotic assembly systems are one of a kind Australian university and among the most advanced of its kind in the world.
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Health and Sports Sciences
Western Sydney University offers a broad range of innovative programs to prepare graduates for professional careers in health.
The innovative National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) is located at the Campbelltown campus, as is the UniClinic, a therapeutic health practice where treatments are provided by students under the supervision of qualified clinicians.
The clinical health science programs cover Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Paramedicine, Podiatry and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Further programs target Health Promotion, Health Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Public Health, Sport and Exercise Science, and Health and Physical Education (HPE).
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Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities worldwide for Nursing in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. As Australia’s premier nursing and midwifery education institution, Western is internationally renowned for turning out high caliber graduates, and those graduates enjoy very high employment rates.
- is the largest nursing education institution in the Southern Hemisphere
- is internationally renowned for its teaching and research activities
- is at the forefront of innovative professional programs.
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Our Law degrees are global in outlook with a focus on integrating academic content with professional skills development and clinical legal placements. As a graduate, you will have the skills to pursue employment as a solicitor or barrister in a legal practice; or in-house roles across the corporate and government sector. Our Law programs also include options to combine your studies with another degree and work alongside practicing solicitors at the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic.
As a graduate, you’ll be highly skilled and eligible for registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and some overseas countries. Our curriculum combines problem-based learning with leading research, intensive clinical practice in hospitals and communities across Western Sydney and NSW, and opportunities to experience rural medical practice.
- Learn about our Undergraduate Medicine courses
Most medical graduates undertake further postgraduate vocational training before starting independent practice in their chosen area such as medical practice (either general or specialist), administration, research, and education.
- Learn about our Postgraduate Medicine courses
Policing and Criminology
Our Bachelor of Policing is the only metropolitan Sydney-based policing degree. Regular consultation with NSW Police recruiters means you will increase your chances of joining the NSW or Australian Federal Police agencies. You may find a career with Commonwealth or state law enforcement agencies including criminal justice, intelligence, corrective services or border protection. You could also find work in security or fraud management, investigation roles within the corporate or local government sectors, forensics and computer forensics.
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Expand your knowledge of the social world through theory and research. Social Sciences provide a deep understanding of the complex, culturally diverse and dynamic social environment of the 21st century. As a graduate, you can work in development and peacekeeping agencies, international aid, police work, investigative and intelligence agencies, organizations undertaking policy development, analysis and social research, social and community planning organizations, heritage and tourism organizations and centers, welfare and community development agencies.
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Led by internationally recognized psychology academics and practitioners, our Psychology program is ranked in the top 200 in the world.
Combining evidence-based theory with statistical expertise and practical experience, the program has been designed to prepare psychology scientists and practitioners. You also have the opportunity to study electives from other disciplines, including applied leadership and critical thinking, law, and social sciences. As a graduate, you can work in fields such as psychology or research positions in government departments, the private sector, clinical and industrial sectors, organizational psychology, counseling, vocational psychology, forensic, health, and sports psychology.
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With a Science degree, you can pursue a career in industry, research, forensics, patents, quality control, universities, product development, environmental analysis, scientific instrumentation, medical laboratories, and technical management. With further study, you may become a secondary school science or mathematics teacher, or researcher.
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Interested in research? Check out our ‘Research’ tab above and find out why Science at Western matters.
Teaching and Education
As one of Australia’s largest providers of professional teachers, our courses have a strong balance of theory and practical skills. The practical experience you gain in our teaching programs gives you the confidence to succeed from your first day at school.
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TESOL, Interpreting, and Translation
Our TESOL, Interpreting, and Translation courses are designed to equip graduates with the skills to work as professional interpreters and/or translators. Western Sydney University is the only university in Australia whose undergraduate course is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
Tourism and Urban Planning
Our Tourism and Urban Planning programs are recognized as some of Australia’s finest. The courses offer a balance of theory and practical field studies, broad subject choices, flexible course structures, industry-based projects and placements, and local and international work experience opportunities. The Bachelor of Planning pathway to the Master of Urban Management and Planning equips students to take leadership roles in urban management, strategic planning, and policy development. Or, as a Tourism Management graduate, you may build a career in tourism, hospitality, event management, destination marketing or government policy.
English score required
MINIMUM IELTS SCORE
POSTGRADUATE | UNDERGRADUATE
6.5 | 6.5
MINIMUM TOEFL IBT
POSTGRADUATE : 82
Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates
There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.
Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence. With a range of world class facilities and themes ranging from sciences to humanities, medicine, and engineering, Western Sydney research has a real impact. Learn more about our research themes, institutes and our world-class facilities.
Our Graduate Research School supports all postgraduate research degrees, including the Master of Research and Master of Philosophy degrees, our new Graduate Research School offers improved services to higher degree research students.
At Western Sydney, University, research doesn’t just happen in the lab. We work with regional, national and international partners to deliver research outcomes that contribute to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their communities.
Research opportunities for new students include:
- Our internationally recognized Master of Research– As an internationally recognized elite research degree that aligns with Asian, European and North American qualifications, our Master of Research provides students with a pathway to PhD study.
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Professional Doctorates – including Doctor of Creative Arts, Doctor of Cultural Research and Doctor of Education.
Applicants should view our Research Student Experience videos when preparing their application.
Scholarships of up to 50% are available. Learn more about our scholarships.
For admission to Western Sydney University, students must satisfy the academic and English language requirements of the University. If students do not meet the admission requirements for Western Sydney University, they have the opportunity to undertake an academic or English pathway program at Western Sydney University College.
Western Sydney University, The College is a not-for-profit company wholly-owned by Western Sydney University and is the preferred pathway provider. Western Sydney University College offers English language, University Foundation Studies, and Diploma programs, preparing students for entry to university study in a range of disciplines.
For more information visit Western Sydney University International Admissions.
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