Studying Arts at Western Sydney gives you a solid foundation for many careers. Our Bachelor of Arts combines advanced academic knowledge with practical, real-life training. It is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and knowledge in research and critical inquiry. It is sufficiently flexible to cater to a range of career aspirations and personal interests.

Course Fee:

International: $75,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Any 2 units of English (Band 4)


240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3. See WS Handbook for more details.

Subjects you can Study:

Australia and the World, Contemporary Society, Texts and Traditions, Analytical Reading and Writing.

Study Pathways:

Further studies are available. Master of Teaching degrees available. Deans Scholar available. Students wishing to be primary school teachers or secondary school teachers of English, History, Languages or Human Society and its Environment (which includes both history and social science units), may enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and, after completing their degree, enrol in the 1-year specialist Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary) degree. The psychological studies major offered within the Bachelor of Arts does not fulfil the Psychology Board of Australia and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements for a three-year sequence in psychology. Students wishing to enrol in an accredited psychology sequence need to complete the psychology key program of 200 credit points.

Further information:

The Exceptional Merit Pathway (EMP) will offer prospective students who demonstrate an aptitude and ability in the Arts areas to receive a direct offer. See WS Handbook for more details.


See WS Handbook for details.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Penrith 66.95 Yes Part time 6 years
Parramatta 65.4 Yes Full time 3 years
Penrith 66.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Parramatta 65.4 Yes Part time 6 years
Bankstown 67.3 Yes Full time 3 years
Bankstown 67.3 Yes Part time 6 years
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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