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Bachelor of Arts

  • Awarded by

    University of New England

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time

  • Start Date

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Last modified: 07 Feb 2017

About this course

This Bachelor of Arts course allows you the flexibility to study multiple subjects, providing you with opportunities to build your foundational knowledge in a wide range of different areas.

Direct your studies towards your strengths and interests; majors include languages, psychology, history, philosophy, linguistics, international studies, music, psychology and political studies.

Delivered online or on campus by the University of New England (UNE), this course is the first step in a lifelong journey of learning, building skills that will be useful in a diverse number of career paths.

Honours program

This course allows you to undertake an optional Honours year for students who would like to extend the depth and breadth of their undergraduate studies. Completing Honours studies helps improve your problem-solving and research skills, and demonstrates a more wide-ranging understanding of your chosen discipline to prospective employers.

High-achieving students with a GPA that meets the eligibility criteria for this course may be able to complete an additional one-year degree program, and graduate with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Arts, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a Diploma in Arts or Advanced Diploma in Arts.

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  • Prerequisites


    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
    • Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
    • Have completed, or partially completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
    • Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
    • Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
    • Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
    • Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission

    Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

    You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria. 


  • Subjects

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    In this arts course, the subject areas you may major in include:

    • Ancient history
    • Archaeology
    • Asian studies
    • Australian history
    • Chinese
    • Classical languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • History
    • Human geography
    • Indigenous studies
    • Indonesian
    • International history
    • International studies
    • Islamic studies
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Linguistics
    • Music
    • Peace studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physical geography
    • Political studies
    • Psychology
    • Screen and media studies
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Studies in religion
    • Theatre and performance
    • Writing
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  • Why University of New England?

    Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.

    The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

    With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

    To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon  successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Arts  from the University of New England.

The flexibility to choose between several elective areas of study makes a Bachelor of Arts degree applicable to many career paths. Some possible areas of employment include management, public relations, foreign affairs, education, human resources, research, psychology and archaeology.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem-solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning



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


Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.


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 $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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