Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

One of our longest-standing degrees, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) is still relevant in today’s world. It equips you with the creative, critical and analytical skills in demand by employers, and is transferable across a range of workplaces. When you study a BA at UNE, you have the freedom to become a specialist in the discipline of your choice.Majors include: Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian History, Australian Studies, Chinese, Classical Languages, Community Development or Planning, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Cultural Heritage, Environmental Futures, French, Gender Studies, Genre, Adaptation and Practice, German, Global Politics, Human or Physical Geography, Indonesian, International Law, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Literary Traditions, Medieval and Modern Europe, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Planning and Design, Politics, Psychology, Screen and Media, Sociology, Spanish, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, and Writing.


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including core units, a major, a minor (or second major), and a choice of elective units.


  • Majors: Ancient history
  • Archaeology
  • Australian history
  • Chinese
  • Classical languages
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Indigenous studies
  • Indonesian
  • International history
  • Islamic studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Peace studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical geography
  • Political and International studies
  • Psychology
  • Screen and media studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Studies in religion
  • Theatre and performance
  • Writing.Minors: Ancient Ethics and Beliefs
  • Ancient Near East
  • Ancient World
  • Applied History
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Archaeological Practice
  • Classical Languages
  • Communication and Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Greek History
  • Psychology
  • Researching History
  • Roman History
  • Writing.

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on recent secondary (ATAR), higher education (GPA), a UNE Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Arts, VET study, an Advanced Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting or Performing Arts, or work experience. English language requirements must also be met.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $80,640
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $80,640
  • ATAR: 72.55
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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