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There is so much to explore in arts and social sciences, and even more career pathways for you to follow.
Find your special interests or develop diverse skills across a broad range of subjects including Indigenous studies, communication, criminology, sociology and anthropology, geography, history, linguistics, human services and international studies. Whether you want to become a journalist, community development manager, anthropologist, or cultural heritage conservationist, the Diploma in Arts and Social Sciences will help you get there.
The Diploma in Arts and Social Science provides a degree pathway. Upon completion of the Diploma in Arts and Social Science you’ll receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Communication, the Bachelor of Criminology, the Bachelor of Development Studies, the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies or the Bachelor of Social Science.
Society and Culture, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, Criminology, Development Studies, Global Indigenous Studies, Sociology.
The Society and Culture study area is large and diverse with employment opportunities in local, state and commonwealth public service, non-government organisations, higher education, media and communications and in arts and cultural organisations.
Applicants must satisfy the University of Newcastle English language proficiency requirements.
Applicants who have completed senior secondary studies are eligible for admission.
Applicants who achieve an ATAR (or equivalent) of 50 or above are eligible for consideration.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2 units of study are eligible for admission.
Applicants who have completed a VET program at Certificate III or higher are eligible for admission.
The University of Newcastle accepts a range of qualifications, including STAT tests, enabling’/pathway programs, professional qualifications, employment experience, and Australian Defense Force experience. For more information visit:
Applicants who have at least one year vocational experience are encouraged to apply.
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 2022 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.