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Bachelor of Arts

Macquarie University

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Arts graduates are highly sought after by employers because arts degrees ensure you develop strong capabilities in analysis, creativity, research, critical thinking, intercultural awareness and communication – capabilities that are in demand by employers and essential for success in the 21st century workplace. Arts graduates are recognised by employers for their advanced skills in problem solving and their ability to make ethical judgements.

The Bachelor of Arts has been reimagined by our world-leading academics in consultation with industry partners and public-sector organisations, so you can be assured you’ll acquire the transferable and technical skills needed for success in today’s and tomorrow’s workplaces. Our approach allows you to turn your passion into a career by exploring your interests in-depth, and by honing your skills and knowledge through practical experiences and expert teaching.

300102 Bachelor of Arts (Distance) can't be studied from outside Australia, as compulsory on-campus sessions and exams may be a requirement of some units. The flexible structure of this degree allows you to choose units from a wide variety of study areas, whether in arts, humanities, sciences or social sciences.

Areas of study

Ancient history; anthropology; applied ethics; Chinese studies; creative writing; criminology; Croatian studies; education; English; French and francophone studies; gender studies; geography; German studies; Indigenous studies; international relations; Italian studies; Japanese studies; media, culture and communications; modern Greek studies; modern history; music studies; performing arts and entertainment industries; philosophy; politics; psychological science; Russian studies; social justice; sociology; Spanish and Latin American studies. Not all qualifying majors for the Bachelor of Arts can be completed with an external attendance mode.

Career opportunities

Arts manager, business manager, choreographer, communications specialist, criminologist, entrepreneur, game designer, human resources professional, intelligence and security specialist, international development adviser, journalist, lobbyist, market or social researcher, marketing manager, museum curator, project manager, radio producer or presenter, screen and film producer, television producer or presenter, writer.

Practical experience

Opportunities for internships and work-integrated learning are built into the degree.

Fees and charges

Visit the Macquarie University website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Guaranteed selection rank: 75.00

Other applicants

Refer to Macquarie University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this degree on the Macquarie University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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