The Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Newcastle promotes practical learning through campus based exercises and real world work placement.

Bachelor of Arts

Practical Experience

Practical ExperienceWhen you study a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Newcastle you will benefit from a teaching and learning environment that offers diverse study options. Our commitment is to equip you with knowledge and skills, while also providing you with an opportunity to apply all you've learned 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 are part of what we do and will stand you in good stead in any workplace.

You will develop a sense of initiative and enterprise and gain the skills to plan and organise efficiently and effectively - all of which will be valued highly by prospective employers.

If you have an ATAR or equivalent entry score of 92 or above, you could benefit from our Faculty Scholars Program, which offers financial and mentoring support to our most promising entrants.

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Faculty Scholars are encouraged to engage in practical experience through the iLead program. The University of Newcastle offers at least 15 scholarships annually, providing a total benefit of up to $4000.


Hear our students' experiences within the Bachelor of Arts

Stephen Logan

Graduate Achiever - Stephen Logan

Stephen, a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, has carried out fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and has spent about six months living in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to work with speakers of the Hahon language.

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