Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin and open the door to a world of opportunity. You can tailor your degree to complement your interests and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future. Choose two or more areas of study from the humanities, social sciences, communication and creative arts to build your future-focused degree. You will develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to real-world issues. This course equips you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis and problem-solving, making you highly employable within a range of industries. Learn from teaching staff that are active in their fields, and recognised as leading practitioners. You'll learn in customised facilities, gaining hands-on experience relevant to your chosen disciplines. Benefit from the many work placements we offer and you'll graduate ready to take your studies beyond the classroom and into the real world. Advance your job-readiness and gain a competitive edge by studying abroad for a trimester, undertaking an international study tour, or completing an internship as part of your course.

Course Fee:


International: $90,888

Entry Requirements:

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline, or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Arts, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. The 24 credit points must include: two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each; OR one major sequence of at least 8 credit points plus one minor sequence of at least 4 credit points Remaining credit points may be used to undertake additional major or minor sequences, or to take electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising, Anthropology, Arabic, Buddhist Studies, Children's Literature, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drama, Education, Film, Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography and Society, History, Indonesian, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Language and Culture Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and Policy Studies, Professional Experience and Practice, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Sustainability and Society, Visual Arts

Study Pathways:

Upon completing your Bachelor of Arts, you are eligible for entry into a range of specialist Masters degrees which will provide opportunities for you to become a highly-skilled professional, capable of rapid career development. Students with a Bachelor of Arts may be eligible for credit in these degrees, giving you a headstart and allowing you to build on your undergraduate degree in areas such as: The Humanities and Social Sciences - with Masters offered in Cultural Heritage, Development and Humanitarian Action, Humanitarian Assistance, International and Community Development, International Relations and Politics and Policy Communication and Creative Arts - with Masters offered in Communication, Creative Arts, and Writing and Literature Education - the Bachelor of Arts articulates into a postgraduate preservice teaching qualification through the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching and the Master of Teaching, which has options for teaching in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, also provides dual qualifications for Primary and Early Childhood or Primary and Secondary teaching. Further Education pathway options include Masters in Education, Education (Leadership and Management), Languages Teaching, Professional Practice (Digital Learning), Specialist Inclusive Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Research pathways A Bachelor of Arts may also lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), or even a Higher Degree by Research.

Further information:

Majors and minors not available all campuses.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 60 Yes Online 6 years
Waurn Ponds 60 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 55.5 Yes
Burwood 55.5 Yes Online
Burwood 55.5 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 55.5 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 60 Yes Part time 6 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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