Bachelor of Arts

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Turn your creative thinking skills into real-world solutions for the problems of our times with this industry-ready Bachelor of Arts course from Western Sydney University.

A broad-based course designed for students seeking to take the first step in a rewarding career, this undergraduate degree offers the foundation skills, knowledge, experience and insights required to thrive in a wide variety of professions. If you’re interested in writing, research, thinking and problem-solving, and want your skills in communication and analysis to contribute to a better world, this degree is for you.

With 27 major options available, this flexible course can be tailored to what you want to study. From international relations to Islamic studies, economics to English, and criminology to cultural studies, the arts degree you design in this course will cover your interests and build on your skills. Internships, study tours and project-based assignments will help you step outside the classroom and engage with the world.

If you’re a deep-thinking problem-solver ready to take on the world’s challenges, this course can help take your first career step.

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In this arts and humanities course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Australian politics and active citizenship
  • Diversity, language and culture
  • Foundations of academic English
  • Thinking critically about texts and society

Engaged Learning Pool units:

  • Humanities Internship
  • Service Learning
  • Group Project
  • Study Tours

Specialisations may include:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology and criminal justice
  • Cultural and social analysis
  • Economy and markets
  • English
  • Geography and urban studies
  • Global business
  • Heritage and tourism
  • History and political thought
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indonesian
  • Innovation and change
  • International English
  • International relations and Asian studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Musicology
  • Music performance
  • Organisations and work
  • Peace and development studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological studies
  • Sociology

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts from Western Sydney University. This nationally recognised qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a wide variety of sectors in the arts and humanities fields.

With this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to challenge traditional ways of thinking, and invent creative new solutions for some of the world's most challenging problems. You'll have the chance to seek employment across a broad range of roles, including in research, communications, policy development and education, and work for businesses and organisations across industries including media, retail, technology, education, hospitality, art and more.

If you're a creative thinker with big ideas in your head, this course will help you turn them into a reality.

Curious about where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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