Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin and open the door to a world of opportunity. You can tailor your degree to complement your interests and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future. Choose two or more areas of study from the humanities, social sciences, communication and creative arts to build your future-focused degree. You will develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative and strategic thinking to real-world issues. This course equips you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis and problem-solving, making you highly employable within a range of industries. Learn from teaching staff that are active in their fields, and recognised as leading practitioners. You'll learn in customised facilities, gaining hands-on experience relevant to your chosen disciplines. Benefit from the many work placements we offer and you'll graduate ready to take your studies beyond the classroom and into the real world. Advance your job-readiness and gain a competitive edge by studying abroad for a trimester, undertaking an international study tour, or completing an internship as part of your course.

Structure

  • To complete the Bachelor of Arts, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. The 24 credit points must include: two major sequences of at least 8 credit points each
  • OR one major sequence of at least 8 credit points plus one minor sequence of at least 4 credit points Remaining credit points may be used to undertake additional major or minor sequences, or to take electives.

Subjects

  • Advertising, Anthropology, Arabic, Buddhist Studies, Children's Literature, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drama, Education, Film, Television and Animation, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geography and Society, History, Indonesian, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Language and Culture Studies, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Politics and Policy Studies, Professional Experience and Practice, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport and Society, Spanish, Sustainability and Society, Visual Arts

Standard entry requirements

  • Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4
  • A study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline, or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Study pathways

Upon completing your Bachelor of Arts, you are eligible for entry into a range of specialist Masters degrees which will provide opportunities for you to become a highly-skilled professional, capable of rapid career development. Students with a Bachelor of Arts may be eligible for credit in these degrees, giving you a headstart and allowing you to build on your undergraduate degree in areas such as: The Humanities and Social Sciences - with Masters offered in Cultural Heritage, Development and Humanitarian Action, Humanitarian Assistance, International and Community Development, International Relations and Politics and Policy Communication and Creative Arts - with Masters offered in Communication, Creative Arts, and Writing and Literature Education - the Bachelor of Arts articulates into a postgraduate preservice teaching qualification through the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching and the Master of Teaching, which has options for teaching in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, also provides dual qualifications for Primary and Early Childhood or Primary and Secondary teaching. Further Education pathway options include Masters in Education, Education (Leadership and Management), Languages Teaching, Professional Practice (Digital Learning), Specialist Inclusive Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Research pathways A Bachelor of Arts may also lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), or even a Higher Degree by Research.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $90,888
  • ATAR: 56
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $90,888
  • ATAR: 60
Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

Majors and minors not available all campuses.

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