The University of Newcastle
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There is so much to explore in arts and social science, 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.
You will receive embedded support from the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, including access to a dedicated Student Liaison Officer, a quiet workspace for independent study and smaller class sizes in your foundational courses.
The Diploma in Arts and Social Science provides you with a level 5 Diploma qualification and a degree pathway at the University of Newcastle. Upon completion of the Diploma, you’ll receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Criminology, the Bachelor of Development Studies, the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies, the Bachelor of Media and Communication, or the Bachelor of Social Science.
Society and Culture, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, Criminology, Development Studies, Global Indigenous Studies, Media, Sociology, English and Writing, Screen and Cultural Studies.
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 who achieve an ATAR (or equivalent) of 50 or above are eligible for admission.
We encourage you to undertake bridging courses. NUPrep Bridging offers academic preparation and support short courses, which are free and can be completed on campus or online before you start your degree.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of two units of higher education study are eligible for admission.
Applicants who have completed a competency based AQF Level 3 qualification (Certificate III) or higher are eligible for admission.
If you do not have an ATAR (or equivalent) or formal qualification, Newcastle University offers a range of pathways toward your dream degree. No matter what your age or experience, there is a place for you.
View all details of this course on the University of Newcastle 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 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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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 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 component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.