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: $78,690

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
Ourimbah 60 Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah 60 Yes Part time 6 years
Callaghan 60 Yes Full time 3 years
Callaghan 60 Yes Part time 6 years

Since our foundation as an independent university in 1965, the University of Newcastle has specialised in delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life. 

Our commitment to equity, performance in innovation and making a global impact has been recognised internationally, with the university being ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings Fact File, 2018). 

The University of Newcastle is home to more than 38,000 enthusiastic individuals from 115 countries around the globe, all looking to bring new to the world.

New approaches to shape tomorrow’s leaders

Our goal is to shape graduates who are more than degree-qualified. 

We deliver degrees that promote real-world experience, facilitate specialised work placements and encourage entrepreneurial opportunities.

From international exchanges that allow you to make your mark on the world stage, to opportunities to create a social enterprise around your passion, we offer a supportive and future-focused learning environment. 

Embedding Work Integrated Learning programs into our degrees allows students to gain real-world, practical experience and establish professional networks during their studies. 

New research with global impact

Our teaching and research staff are leaders in their field. They are here to motivate and inspire future generations of students who will be the leaders of tomorrow. 

The University of Newcastle continues to deliver innovative approaches to research.  The significance of our research is reflected in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the university the highest possible '5' rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality well above world standard.

Our world-class research and strong national and international partnerships drives the kind of innovation and discovery that challenges conventional thinking. Our research breaks new ground and changes lives.

New spaces to spark ideas

With campus locations in Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Singapore, we offer inspiring and innovative environments across all our hubs, ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

The newly opened $95 million NeW Space precinct boasts state-of-the-art facilities, harnessing the latest technologies in teaching to deliver an exceptional student experience. 

Each of our locations provide students with a range of services designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more. 

So, whether you are finishing high school this year, changing career direction, or contemplating study for the first time, we are sure you will find your path to new here. 

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