Studying Arts and Humanities at UOW allows students to tailor a degree specifically to their interests. Flexible options let students choose the direction the program takes, such as specialising in a political, historical, international or creative discipline. Employers are looking for graduates who are flexible and analytical, with adaptable skills that can be applied in a multitude of ways. They want people who can think critically and creatively, who can reason and who have informed opinions. That is the foundation of the Bachelor of Arts degree at UOW. Students will select subjects with origins in the humanities: history, literature, languages and philosophy-and the disciplines of social sciences: cultural studies, sociology and politics. There is also the ability to take this degree in a creative direction, such as creative writing and photography.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. Selection is via ATAR. Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English, although Advanced English is recommended. Students may also be assessed on specific Access schemes, TAFE qualifications, or any previous tertiary study.


Students complete a major sequence in their chosen field of study. A second major from another faculty can be combined with a major from the Faculty of Arts, provided all prerequisites have been satisfied. The more traditional second majors taken are Economics, Education, Geography, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing and Psychology.

Subjects you can Study:

Archaeology and ancient history; Community culture and environment; Creative writing; Cultural studies; English literatures; Environmental humanities; French; History; Indigenous studies; International relations; Italian; Japanese; Legal Studies; Mandarin for non-chinese background students; Mandarin for character background students; Philosophy; Photography; Politics; Science and technology studies; Sociology; Spanish; Writing and English literatures

Study Pathways:

Any tertiary studies completed prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing or credit.

Further information:

A Dean's Scholar program is available for high achieving students. Each Dean's Scholar has an academic mentor, a member of academic staff who nominates to advise the student on matters concerned with the degree. Students attend a fortnightly lunchtime seminar conducted by high profile academic staff or visiting fellows, receive an annual book allowance, benefit from their own designated study space in the Faculty and, on successful completion of the first part of the course, Dean's Scholars will be guaranteed admission to Honours. The Honours year may be their fourth year, or it may begin in their third year of study. Admission is on the basis of application and interview.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
UOW Bega 70 Yes Full time 3 years
UOW Bega 70 Yes Part time 6 years
Wollongong 70 Yes Full time 3 years
Wollongong 70 Yes Part time 6 years
UOW Shoalhaven 70 Yes Full time 3 years
UOW Shoalhaven 70 Yes Part time 6 years
UOW Batemans Bay 70 Yes Full time 3 years
UOW Batemans Bay 70 Yes Part time 6 years
UOW Southern Highlands 70 Yes Full time 3 years
UOW Southern Highlands 70 Yes Part time 6 years
UOW South Western Sydney 70 No Full time 3 years
UOW South Western Sydney 70 No Part time 6 years


The Faculty of Business at UOW is renowned for producing graduates with well-developed analytical and interpersonal skills, ethical business decision-making knowledge, and a thorough grounding in the theory and practical application of their chosen business study area. We develop students into professionals, managers and business leaders who work in a myriad of different sectors, both nationally and globally.

Our courses are delivered at our Wollongong, Sydney CBD, Southern Sydney, Sydney city, Batemans Bay, Bega, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven campuses.

Our degrees offer students maximum flexibility, with specialisations in the areas of accountancy, business innovation, business law, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, international economics, management, marketing, public relations, quantitative analysis in economics and supply chain management. There are also three specialised degrees combined with TAFE study in tourism, events and hospitality.

Studying a business degree will also give you the opportunity to study abroad for six months. UOW partners with more than 100 overseas educational institutions, which you can choose from when selecting a study destination.

From our Sydney CBD campus, we offer the Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Services. This program has an exclusive intake of 40 students each year. The small class sizes allow for maximum learning, industry projects and development opportunities where you will connect with firms and businesses directly related to your degree.


The Sydney Business School is the graduate school of the Faculty of Business and offers high quality postgraduate business programs at the Sydney CBD Campus located at Circular Quay in Sydney, and UOW’s main campus in Wollongong. The Sydney Business School’s MBA program has been ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the Global Top 20 MBAs by the London-based CEO Magazine in 2015.

Our postgraduate programs are designed for individuals seeking to deepen or expand expertise, build professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities. They are informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources. Programs range from graduate certificates and specialised master degrees to our high-quality MBA and EMBA programs.

Our strong links with industry, business and government ensures our programs reflect both industry and student needs.

Our student body is made up of citizens from around the world and our alumni and partners are spread across the globe. Nurturing this diversity and staying connected across the time zones is important to us. We work with our students, alumni and partners to enhance both collaborations and cultural appreciation.


In addition to specialised coursework programs, the Faculty of Business offers opportunities to undertake postgraduate research, including masters by research, a Master of Business Research, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrated or a Doctor of Business Administration.

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