Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a flexible approach to studying the humanities, social sciences and languages at Australia’s number one university.Build interdisciplinary knowledge, community leadership and cultural awareness. And, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing, global workplace.


We offer an exceptional diversity and depth of majors to match your career goals – with more than 40 areas of specialisation, from languages and psychology, through to economics and media and communication. Your first year will begin with the Arts Discovery subject, which will introduce you to the diverse multidisciplinary approach which distinguishes Arts at Melbourne.By your second year, you will have a better understanding of the Arts disciplines offered and be able to finalise your selection of majors and minors. In third year, you will undertake a capstone subject in your major(s), designed to draw together your fields of specialisation and prepare you for life as a graduate. You will also take the remaining third-year subjects to complete your degree


  • Ancient World Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • English and Theatre Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Media and Communications
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Russian Studies
  • Screen and Cultural Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies. Additional subjects are available as minors.

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/ Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Applicants intending to major in Economics are strongly encouraged to complete Mathematical Methods or equivalent

Study pathways

The University's Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Melbourne School of Government offer a range of coursework and research programs for students wishing to specialise in humanities and social sciences. Programs include the Executive Master of Arts, the Master of International Relations and the Master of Journalism. Masters by research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are also offered. Honours program also available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville International: $141,504
  • ATAR: 68.2
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Parkville.

International fee range is $115,488-$132,816 based on the number of subjects taken, their credit point value and the discipline band for each subject.

Further information

The Chancellor's Scholarship guarantees very high-achieving students a Commonwealth Supported Place or International Fee Place in the graduate program of their choice, plus a range of other benefits complementing the Bachelor of Arts. Entry is guaranteed into degrees such as Melbourne's Juris Doctor (Law) and the Master of International Relations. No minimum Grade Point Average is required in your undergraduate degree. You must have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in 2018, satisfied prerequisites and any extra requirements, and achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.90 or above. Indigenous applicants must achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 90.00 or above. This guarantee is subject to meeting any selection requirements as specified for the graduate program.

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