Bachelor of Arts

University of Tasmania

As people with wide interests and personal passions, Bachelor of Arts students are often doers, thinkers, and problem-solvers: people who don't shy away from a good discussion, a chance to argue a case, shift perspective or contribute to social change. Choose from more than twenty possible specialisations across English; Global Cultures and Languages; History and Classics; Philosophy and Gender Studies; Sociology and Criminology; Politics and International Relations; Journalism, Media and Communications; and more from outside the College of Arts, Law and Education. Tailor your study even further to suit your own ambitions and interests with the ultimate, flexible university degree. Dive deeper into your specialisation, or broaden your knowledge across other areas of interest by selecting units from across the University of Tasmania. Develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with our Short Term Overseas Study programs, undertake cultural or media research overseas, or pursue professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations. From 2018 onwards, you have more flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured, with real-world learning embedded, and the option to apply upfront for an integrated Applied, Research or Professional Honours year. This degree is part of A New State of Mind we are creating through our new curriculum. With many specialisations offered through the School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences, this degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values. The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and fu

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. There are also several categories of special admission. No specific course or subject prerequisites apply.

Subjects you can Study:

Aboriginal studies; Ancient civilisations; Ancient Greek; Asian studies; Behavioural studies; Chinese; Criminology; English; French; Gender studies; Geography and environmental studies; German; History; Indonesian; International relations; Japanese; Journalism, media and communications; Latin; Legal Studies; Philosophy; Politics and policy; Psychology; Sociology; Tourism

Further information:

For more information visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/cale/courses/a3a-bachelor-of-arts

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart 65 Yes Online 3 years
Hobart 65 Yes Full time 3 years
Hobart 65 Yes Part time 7 years
Launceston 65 Yes Full time 3 years
Launceston 65 Yes Part time 7 years
Cradle Coast 65 Yes Full time 3 years
Cradle Coast 65 Yes Part time 7 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.

Colleges

  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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