Bachelor of Arts

University of Newcastle

A Bachelor of Arts degree enables you to study what you are passionate about in life, and to gather skills that will prepare for the work place and a wide variety of careers. You have the flexibility to choose from a broad range of majors and minors, taught face to face, online, and on different campuses. You will take 30 units of Core courses across the BA degree, enabling you to become part of a common group in your first year and to focus on specific knowledge and skills you need to obtain for success. You can tailor the remainder of your program to match your specific interests, including pursuing themes and disciplines, gaining work experience, engaging with industry, and completing research projects.

Course Fee:

International: $78,690

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; selection based on ATAR or equivalent


240 units: Students have the choice of one of the following 5 Pathways:- 1. Single Major pathway A - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 90 units electives 2. Single Major pathway B - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ two (2) 40 unit minors/ 50 units electives 3. Single Major pathway C - 30 core/one (1) 80 unit major/ 130 units electives 4. Double Major pathway A - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ one (1) 40 unit minor/ 10 units electives 5. Double Major pathway B - 30 core/ two (2) 80 unit majors/ no minor/ 50 units electives One year of full-time study typically involves the completion of 80 units.

Subjects you can Study:

Majors include:- Global Indigenous Studies; Creative and Performing Arts; Education; English and Writing; Film, Media and Cultural Studies; French Studies; German; History; Human Geography and the Environment; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Politics and International Relations; Psychology Studies; Sociology and Anthropology. Minors include:- Ancient History; Chinese, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Information Technology; Studies of Religion;Violence Studies; Writing Studies

Study Pathways:

Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ourimbah 61.2 Yes Full time 3 years
Ourimbah 61.2 Yes Part time 6 years
Callaghan 60.2 Yes Full time 3 years
Callaghan 60.2 Yes Part time 6 years
The University of Newcastle is rated in the top 250 universities in the world and in 2014 was ranked number 1 in Australia of universities under 50 years of age.

The University of Newcastle has campuses in the Newcastle CBD, at Callaghan, on the Central Coast at Ourimbah, serving a regional community of more than 750,000. There is also a campus in the Sydney CBD and in Singapore in partnership with PSB Academy.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs through five Faculties as well as a number of enabling programs including Open Foundation (for students aged over 21), Newstep (for students aged 17 to 21) and Yapug, a pre-degree preparation program for Indigenous students.

The student population is over 42,000 with international student enrolment growing annually. This year over 7,000 students from more than 60 countries will study both on and off-shore in teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering, science, technology and business.

Each faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate programs on campus, by distance, online or in combinations of all three. So too, does the University's main centre for graduate business programs, the Newcastle Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School is the postgraduate coursework unit that delivers online postgraduate programs and is now recognised as a leader in the field, offering one of the most flexible, student-focused, and least complicated delivery systems in Australia.

The University is well known for its research excellence and is ranked in the top 10 of Australian research universities. Problem-based learning, pioneered by Newcastle's medical faculty some 25 years ago, has been refined and now also underpins its programs in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Nursing and Law.

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

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