Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00100G

A Bachelor of Arts program enriches students' understanding of how human beings make, recognise, and debate about life's meaning and the values that support civilisation. All Arts disciplines teach students to develop their capacity for critical analysis and argument as well as an awareness of the value of language as a political, intellectual, creative and communicative tool. Students can combine courses from Business, English, and Media Studies, Indonesian Studies, Geography, History, and International and Political Studies, building expertise in one or more of these disciplines.


144 units of credit, a minimum of 2 majors. Each major consists of courses totally no less than 48 UOC, with at least 36 UOC from level 2 and level 3 courses, with at least 18 UOC at level 3.


  • Business
  • English and media studies, Geography, History, Indonesian studies, International and political studies
  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Development StudiesEconomics
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • PoliticsPolitics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American StudiesTheatre and Performance StudiesWomen's and Gender Studies

Standard entry requirements

Only available to Trainee Officers for the Australian Defence Force. Must have Australian Year 12 studies or equivalent tertiary or overseas qualifications. Recommended study is English (Advanced). Trainee Officers must be selected by the Australian Defence Force and meet the academic requirements to study at UNSW Canberra.

Study pathways

Honours available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

In addition to lodging a UAC application, Trainee Officers must complete a Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) process. Applicants must apply to DFR via defencejobs.gov.au or by telephone 13 19 01.

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