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Enrich your mind, diversify your skills and safeguard your future with a work-ready arts degree at the University of Newcastle. If you want to expand your knowledge of the world and human culture, hone your critical thinking skills, and be inspired by creativity, communication, and knowledge in the past and the present, then a Bachelor of Arts is for you.
Be guided by scholars of international standing as you develop a collaborative research project or use your writing skills to interpret and analyse language and culture-spanning literary, audiovisual, and other forms. With a broad range of majors, minors and learning streams, this degree allows you to test out your interests and design a program best suited to what you want to study and where you want to go in life.
Areas of study English and writing, film, French studies, German, global Indigenous studies, history, human geography and the environment, Japanese studies, linguistics, media and cultural studies, politics and international relations, psychology studies, sociology and anthropology. Minors are also available in ancient history, Chinese, education, gender and sexuality studies, information technology, studies of religion, violence studies, writing studies.
A suite of majors and minors are also available online.
Career opportunities Employment options for graduates are linked with your chosen areas of specialisation and may include roles in local, state and commonwealth public service, non-government organisations, higher education, media and communications, arts and cultural organisations, as well as other diverse sectors which are increasingly calling for employees possessing skills developed by the Bachelor of Arts.
Practical experience The Bachelor of Arts program allows you to undertake practical placements in your second and third years of study. These opportunities will be designed to further develop the identified key employability skills that are useful to a range of careers. Opportunities exist to undertake Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses, internship and placements to enhance your career goals. Bachelor of Arts graduates develop specialist expertise and valuable job skills that are adaptable across various careers and industries in Australia and around the world.
Honours Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit in most of the major study areas.
Fees and charges Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.
Recommended studies: English Advanced. For psychology studies major: Mathematics Advanced.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.
If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
Abbreviations– = data is not available.
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.
Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.