ATAR cut-off
60.00
69.80 (Median ATAR)
60.65
69.80 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10435
CRICOS code: 001602K

Study Arts at UON

Enrich your mind, broaden your skills and live your best life with a degree in arts and humanities.

Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience through society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree gives you a unique opportunity to follow your passions and turn them into meaningful careers.

Discover new and exciting areas of study, and develop valuable skills transferable across careers. Many of today’s leaders credit their Bachelor of Arts with the invaluable ability to think laterally and strategically. This popular qualification enables graduates to carve lifelong careers undeterred by trends and economic fluctuations.

Why study with us?

  • Study what interests you and strengthen your humanities background with specialisations – choose from 16 study areas across diverse fields.
  • Great career outcomes with 85% of Bachelor of Arts graduates employed within four months.
  • Safeguard your future with in-demand, universal and lifelong skills that are attractive to employers and adaptable across a range of careers.
  • We help you financially with 15 Faculty Scholarships for high performing Bachelor of Arts students. This is in addition to many other scholarship opportunities.
  • World’s top 2% - Our Bachelor of Arts degree is built on world-leading research ensuring you are exposed to new ideas and fresh ways of thinking.

Education and Arts Scholarships - Find out about our scholarships for domestic and international students

90% Satisfied ? with teaching quality
World top 100 ? for sociology
World top 150 ? for geography and psychology
World top 200 ? English language and literature

What you will study

Make the most of university and tailor your Bachelor of Arts degree to suit your interests and lifestyle. Explore diverse study areas and take charge of your future – choose from 15 majors, 16 minors and hundreds of subjects.

UON arts and humanities students enjoy flexible study options and graduate with broader career outcomes. Depending on your chosen study areas, you may pursue a career in education, the creative industries, media, language translation, public service and more.

Majors

Choose from a wide range of majors/minors offered between the Callaghan and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus locations. Some courses are also available through online delivery. UON Bachelor of Arts students can choose to complete either a double major or a single major and double minor.

Advanced study options

If you want to get an employment edge and open yourself up to higher salaries and positions, you could consider an additional year of study and complete your Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. Students use the program as a spring board to secure innovative and exciting roles or lead into a career in research.

The Honours program will help refine your practical research skills. Over the year you will be complete a research project focusing on a specific topic or problem.

The benefits of completing your Honours degree include:

  • you will develop high level analytical and research skills, along with expertise in your research area
  • you will set yourself apart in the highly competitive, global job market
  • we have extensive facilities and generous scholarships are offered to Honours students
  • you will make a significant and original contribution to your chosen field
  • you set the foundation for further postgraduate research such as a Research Higher Degree or Masters by coursework.

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program handbook

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    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

    These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

    View the full course list

    Career opportunities

    Bachelor of Arts students enjoy flexible pathways, develop in-demand skills1 and gain broad career outcomes.

    Employment options for BA graduates are many and varied, with employability strengthened further by your chosen areas of specialisation. In fact, over 85% of recent Humanities graduates in Australia work full-time, casual or part-time. Specific Arts study areas also enjoyed similar employment outcomes: Languages and Psychology (84%), Visual/Performing Arts (82%), and Social Sciences (81%)2. Additionally, there are also a range of opportunities for graduates to complete further study or research.


    Careers by major

    The following list provides some example job titles that may be available to graduates with a major in Aboriginal Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Aboriginal Studies.

    The following list provides some examples of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with an Ancient History and Classical Languages major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Ancient History and Classical Languages.

    The following list provides some example jobs for the Chinese major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Chinese.

    The following list provides some example job titles that would be most suitable to graduates with a Creative and Performing Arts major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates who have majored in Creative and Performing Arts.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in English and Writing. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with a major in English and Writing.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to those majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Film, Media and Cultural Studies.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of the French major. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in French.

    The following list provides example jobs for the German major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require more than an Arts degree.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in German.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in History. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in History.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Human Geography and the Environment. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained during the Human Geography and the Environment major.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Japanese Studies. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Japanese.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates majoring in Linguistics. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for someone with the skills gained from a major in Linguistics.

    Graduates majoring in Philosophy and Religion can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates with a major in Philosophy and Religion.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Philosophy and Religion.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

    The following list provides some example jobs relevant to graduates majoring in Politics and International Relations. Some of these jobs may require further study, experience or a combination of both.


    Not all graduates will use their degree in the same way. The transferable skills gained through university study allow graduates to pursue a broader range of career pathways. The list below demonstrates some of the broader possibilities for Politics and International Relations graduates. Again, some of these jobs may require further study or experience.  

    Graduates majoring in Psychology Studies can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates from this major.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained majoring in Psychology Studies.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

    Graduates majoring in Sociology and Anthropology can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for graduates from this major.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained with a major in Sociology and Anthropology.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


    1Employability Skills for the Future (2002) - a report produced by Business Council of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on behalf of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) and the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA)

    2Grad Stats Report (December 2015) - developed by Graduate Careers Australia, the leading authority on graduate employment issues in Australia Higher Education research data collection.

    Practical experience

    Practical experience

    When you study a Bachelor of Arts you will benefit from a teaching and learning environment that offers a range of diverse study options. Our commitment is to equip you with knowledge and skills, while also providing you with an opportunity to apply your learning through a relevant work experience program.

    Training your mind to analyse and problem-solve is a key component to any arts degree. Lively debate through group work opportunities, thoughtful interrogation and considered discussion in tutorials will develop abilities and confidence that will benefit you in the workplace.

    You will develop key employability skills1 such as a sense of initiative and enterprise, communication, organisation, self-management and others. These attributes when combined with your broad humanities background and specialisations will be valued highly by prospective employers.

    The Bachelor of Arts Faculty Scholars are also encouraged to engage in practical experience through the iLead program. At least 15 Faculty scholarships are awarded annually.


    1Employability Skills for the Future (2002) - a report produced by Business Council of Australia (BCA) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on behalf of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) and the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA).