Bachelor of Arts

Macquarie University

This program allows students to turn their passion into a career by exploring their interests in-depth and honing their skills and knowledge through internships, practical applications and expert teaching. With a choice of over 50 disciplines, students can choose topics such as: anthropology; ancient and modern history; communication; dance and creative arts; English; Indigenous and gender studies; linguistics; philosophy; politics and international relations. This arts degree will also develop communication, critical analysis and creative problem solving skills, which are highly sought after by employers.

Course Fee:

International: $98,100

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature background; Subject prerequisites for language majors will apply


69 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above; completion of a qualifying major

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient history-ancient languages; Ancient history-Egypt and near east; Ancient history-Greece; Anthropology; Arts practice and management; Business information systems; Chinese studies; Chinese-English translation and interpreting; Computing; Creative writing; Criminology; Croatian studies; Culture and communication media; Dance and performance; Decision science; Development studies and culture change; Early childhood; Economics; Education; English; Entrepreneurship; Environmental law and management; Environmental management; French and francophone studies; Gender studies; Geography; German studies; Human geography; Human resources; Indigenous studies; Information systems and business analysis; Interactivity and games; International business; International communication; International law and global governance; International relations; Italian studies; Japanese studies; Law and governance; Linguistics; Marketing; Mathematics; Media; Modern Greek studies; Modern history; Music; Philosophy; Polish studies; Political economy and social policy; Politics; Psychological science; Public policy; Rome and late antiquity; Russian studies; Social justice; Society and culture; Sociology; Software technology; Spanish and Latin American studies; Statistics; Technology and the law

Further information:

This course is offered through internal and external study; not all majors are available through external mode. The following majors are available for external study: Ancient History - Ancient Languages Ancient History - Egypt and Near East Ancient History - Greece Rome and Late Antiquity Criminology Croatian Studies Early Childhood Education Environmental Law and Management French and Francophone Studies Gender Studies German Studies Indigenous Studies International Law and Global Governance International Relations Italian Studies Japanese Studies Modern Greek Studies Modern History Philosophy Polish Studies Politics Public Policy Law and Governance Russian Studies Social Justice Sociology Spanish and Latin American Studies

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 65.5 Yes Part time 6 years
North Ryde 65.5 Yes Online 3 years
North Ryde 65.5 Yes Full time 3 years

Macquarie — ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world — is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation more than 50 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translating it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s degrees ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for, which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s degrees are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their degree; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport: 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance:

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria
  • Ranked among the top 110 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2020)
  • 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)
  • More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries
  • More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships
  • More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high-tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities
  • $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure
  • Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD
  • Over 190,000 alumni from more than 140 countries
  • Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital
  • 100% of research activity rated at world standard or above
  • 30 researchers in the top 1% of scientific authors in the world


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