Bachelor of Arts

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This program allows students to turn their passion into a career by exploring their interests in-depth and honing their skills and knowledge through internships, practical applications and expert teaching. With a choice of over 50 disciplines, students can choose topics such as: anthropology; ancient and modern history; communication; dance and creative arts; English; Indigenous and gender studies; linguistics; philosophy; politics and international relations. This arts degree will also develop communication, critical analysis and creative problem solving skills, which are highly sought after by employers.


  • 69 credit points
  • minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above
  • minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above
  • completion of a qualifying major


  • Ancient history-ancient languages
  • Ancient history-Egypt and near east
  • Ancient history-Greece
  • Anthropology
  • Arts practice and management
  • Business information systems
  • Chinese studies
  • Chinese-English translation and interpreting
  • Computing
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Croatian studies
  • Culture and communication media
  • Dance and performance
  • Decision science
  • Development studies and culture change
  • Early childhood
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental law and management
  • Environmental management
  • French and francophone studies
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • German studies
  • Human geography
  • Human resources
  • Indigenous studies
  • Information systems and business analysis
  • Interactivity and games
  • International business
  • International communication
  • International law and global governance
  • International relations
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Law and governance
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Modern Greek studies
  • Modern history
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Polish studies
  • Political economy and social policy
  • Politics
  • Psychological science
  • Public policy
  • Rome and late antiquity
  • Russian studies
  • Social justice
  • Society and culture
  • Sociology
  • Software technology
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Statistics
  • Technology and the law

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Or mature background
  • Subject prerequisites for language majors will apply

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
  • ATAR: 75
No No information available

Further information

This course is offered through internal and external study; not all majors are available through external mode. The following majors are available for external study: Ancient History - Ancient Languages Ancient History - Egypt and Near East Ancient History - Greece Rome and Late Antiquity Criminology Croatian Studies Early Childhood Education Environmental Law and Management French and Francophone Studies Gender Studies German Studies Indigenous Studies International Law and Global Governance International Relations Italian Studies Japanese Studies Modern Greek Studies Modern History Philosophy Polish Studies Politics Public Policy Law and Governance Russian Studies Social Justice Sociology Spanish and Latin American Studies

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