Studying the Bachelor of Arts at UWA allows you to take courses from a wide range of subjects, from the earliest days of humanity and history in Archaeology or Classics and Ancient History, to cutting-edge technologies of performance and creativity in Music Studies, Architecture or Communication and Media Studies. Studying Arts equips you for every aspect of life. It enables you to discover your talents, interests and abilities and develop them fully. An Arts degree helps you develop highly sought after skills such as critical thinking, communication, reasoning ability and problem-solving.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 (ATAR of 80 or equivalent), meet the English language requirements of the University; satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors


Students can take either 1 or 2 majors within the Bachelor of Arts and can select a second major from the Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science degrees.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology and sociology; Archaeology; Architecture; Asian studies; Chinese; Classics and ancient history; Communication and media studies; English and cultural studies; Fine Arts; French studies; German studies; History; History of art; Human geography and planning; Indigenous knowledge, History; History of Art; Human Geography and Planning; Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Indonesian; Italian studies; Japanese; Korean studies; Landscape Architecture; Law and society; Linguistics; Music Specialist Studies; Music studies; Philosophy; Political science and international relations; Psychology in society; Psychology; Spanish Studies; Work and employment relations

Study Pathways:

Students who perform at a high level may apply to do one-year honours course. Students who complete the BA will also be eligible, subject to meeting prescribed course-specific requirements, to apply for admission to a range of postgraduate courses, including Juris Doctor, Master of Professional Accounting, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture. See the University's website for details of the full range of postgraduate courses, including specific entry requirements. If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Further information:

The University has a range of alternate-entry pathways and special admission provisions that include the use of STAT tests, and its Broadway and UWay schemes, Mature-age Access Program (MAP), other mature age entry (that uses an ATAR score based on two subjects) and special admission schemes for Indigenous students


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council recognises respectively the BA(Pass) and BA(Hons) with an appropriate psychology major as accredited courses of three and four years duration.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Crawley 80 Yes Part time 6 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Part time 10 years

We recognise that the world is rapidly changing; that’s why our courses are designed to equip you for the careers of the future.

Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth’s warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you’ll have access to the university’s strong industry connections and alumni group. You’ll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

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Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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