The programs within the School of Arts & Sciences are challenging and innovative. They reflect both the continuing strengths of the traditional disciplines and emerging areas of critical enquiry and technology. Depending on their areas of specialisation, graduates are suited to employment in many different work settings. Notre Dame graduates can be found in a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors, using their knowledge and skills in diverse ways.

Course Fee:

Australian: $37,722
International: $84,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; admissions interview; mature age applicants should achieve completion of a pre-university course at an approved college/TAFE, or a satisfactory result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)


24 semester length courses (units). Most students in the Bachelor of Arts degree choose to undertake a second major (8 courses) or minor (6 courses), thus fulfilling the requirements in 2 disciplines.

Subjects you can Study:

Fremantle: Archaeology; Behavioural science; Business studies; English literature; Environmental management; Film & screen production; History; Journalism; Marketing & public relations; Mathematics; Philosophy; Politics & international relations; Social justice; Theology; Theatre studies. Sydney: Advertising; Applied Psychology; Business; Counselling; English Literature; Film and Screen Production; History; Human Resource Management; Journalism; Liberal Arts; Marketing; Philosophy; Politics and International Relations; Public Relations; Social Justice; Sociology; Theatre Studies; Theology; Writing

Study Pathways:

Students who demonstrate higher levels of ability may be invited to undertake an additional Honours year. Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01032F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Fremantle No info Yes Full time 3 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 6 years
Sydney No info Yes Full time 3 years
Fremantle No info Yes Part time 6 years

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a leading and distinctive Australian university, a status reflected by consistent 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide over the past 12 years.

A national Catholic university, with over 12,500 students, Notre Dame provides an exceptional educational experience, with Campuses in Fremantle and Broome in WA and in Sydney, NSW. Notre Dame has seven rural medical schools in NSW and Victoria.

Why study with us

Notre Dame's distinctive approach to education has been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the best in Australia for overall quality of educational experience in the nationwide Federal Government survey.

Our Sydney Campus is located in the vibrant inner city suburb of Chippendale while the Nursing and Medical Schools in Darlinghurst are located just metres from St Vincent’s Hospital. Our Fremantle Campus – located south of Perth in the port city’s West End, reflects the ‘town university’ ambience of the great European universities. 

Professional experience and employability

Notre Dame is a national leader when it comes to preparing graduates for a successful career. In the latest Federal Government’s Employer Satisfaction Survey – where business and industry leaders have their say on the quality of university graduates – Notre Dame achieved first in WA and NSW for overall employer satisfaction. 

Students learn from academics who have years of professional experience and who are at the forefront of the latest industry trends. One of the hallmarks of a Notre Dame degree is the hands-on learning integrated into all programs. Students graduate with both professional contacts and experience on their CV. Notre Dame has one of the highest graduate employment rates (79.1%), well above the national average (70.6%).

Study Abroad

Study Abroad opportunities are offered through partner institutions located in Europe, North America and Asia. Short-term cultural immersion programs take students to destinations such as Cambodia, India, Timor-Leste, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

A liberal arts education

Degrees are offered in a broad range of disciplines in the following Schools: Arts & Sciences; Business; Education; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Nursing & Midwifery; Philosophy & Theology; and Physiotherapy.

Employers seek graduates who can think critically, creatively and compassionately. Every Notre Dame student is encouraged to develop these skills through the Core Curriculum courses in Philosophy, Ethics and Theology which are integrated into all undergraduate degrees. Students are encouraged consider how they can achieve their career ambitions while building a better world.

Admission and selection 

Our personalised admissions goes beyond an ATAR score. It considers a student’s personal qualities, motivation to study, academic potential and contribution to school, work experience or community life, in addition to their academic record. A discussion with an academic member of staff gives students the opportunity to fully explore their study options and career goals.

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