Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

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.


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.


  • 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

Standard entry requirements

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


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.

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Albany Centre
  • ATAR: 75
  • ATAR: 75

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

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