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Bachelor of Arts

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  • Awarded by

    Macquarie University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableHECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration

    24 units

  • Start Date

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Last modified: 07 Feb 2017

About this course

Macquarie University's Bachelor of Arts degree offered through Open Universities Australia gives you the opportunity to study units from a wide range of disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities. This degree offers considerable flexibility, allowing students to construct programs and tailor their education and training to meet their individual needs and interests. Subject units in this Macquarie University program are based on online and computer-based learning and teaching. Internet access is therefore essential.

  • Prerequisites


    Anyone can apply

  • Subjects

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    Students can choose to major in one of the following:

    • Cultural studies
    • English
    • Ancient history
    • Modern history
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Sociology
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  • Why Open Universities Australia?

    For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online. OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.

    Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

    The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.

This degree will develop your research, analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as provide you with specific knowledge in individual subject areas. As a graduate, you can go on to pursue a wide range of careers in business, education, government and other sectors. As just one example of how this degree can deliver immediate career options, the History and Politics stream meets the requirements of the NSW Department of Education and Training for high school teachers. For many students however, a Bachelor of Arts degree can represent a launching pad for future postgraduate studies and further specialisation.

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

  • Artist
  • Writer
  • Sociologist
  • Entertainer
  • Musician
  • Archaeologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Dancer
  • Actor
  • Museum Curator


If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.


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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-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 $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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