Bachelor of Arts

University of Newcastle

Studying the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at UON lets you forge your own path. This program offers flexibility, taught face to face, online, and on different campuses. Study what you are passionate about in life, and gather skills that will prepare you for the work place and a wide variety of careers. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from a broad range of majors and minors and 100s of courses in the arts and humanities, leading to diverse careers and gain a better understanding and appreciation the world around you, and what it means to be human. Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. If you're hungry for knowledge and enlightenment, the UON B Arts degree will allow you to turn your interests into meaningful careers. All students study 30 units of Core courses across the BA degree, enabling you to become part of a common group in your first year and to focus on specific knowledge and skills you need to obtain for success. You can tailor the remainder of your program to match your specific interests, including pursuing themes and disciplines, gaining work experience, engaging with industry, and completing research projects.

Course Fee:


International: $82,485

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Structure:

240 units: Students have the choice of one of the following 5 Pathways:- 1. Single Major pathway A - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 90 units electives 2. Single Major pathway B - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ two (2) 40 unit minors/ 50 units electives 3. Single Major pathway C - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ 130 units electives 4. Double Major pathway A - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 10 units electives 5. Double Major pathway B - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ no minor/ 50 units electives One year of full-time study typically involves the completion of 80 units.

Subjects you can Study:

Majors include:- Global Indigenous Studies; Creative and Performing Arts; Education; English and Writing; Film, Media and Cultural Studies; French Studies; German; History; Human Geography and the Environment; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Politics and International Relations; Psychology Studies; Sociology and Anthropology. Minors include:- Ancient History; Chinese, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Information Technology; Studies of Religion;Violence Studies; Writing Studies.

Study Pathways:

Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 6 years
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah No info Yes Online
Ourimbah No info Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah No info Yes Part time 6 years
Callaghan No info Yes Online

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For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has helped shape over 37,000 students from 114 countries to be some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change makers. 

Our commitment to delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life has seen us ranked 207th in the world and a Top 10 university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2020). 

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From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do.  You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses — Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore.  

Real-world experience

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connection, across all our degrees.

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered when it comes to studying abroad. 

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Helping people access higher education is in our DNA. In fact, we are #1 University in NSW for Social Equity (Good Universities Guide 2019), and proud to be the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us. 

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We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students with academic excellence and many more. 

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So whether you’re finishing high school this year, changing career direction or contemplating study for the first time, now’s the time to take the leap. 

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