The flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree allows you to pursue your interests and career aspirations across a range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business. In whichever area you choose to study, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)





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

Degree Structure

The basic requirements for the degree are:

Single Mode (144 UOC) made up of: 1. A home major stream (60 UOC) 2. At least a minor stream (24 UOC) 3. Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (24 UOC) 4. Free Electives (24 UOC) 5. General Education (12 UOC)

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual Mode (96 UOC) made up of: 1. A home major stream (60 UOC) 2. A minor stream (24 UOC) 3. Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives (12 UOC) Dual mode is available in 3573 Commerce/Arts, 3574 Economics/Arts, 4817 Art Theory/Arts, 4820 Fine Arts/Arts, 3452 Music/Arts, 3474 Music (Honours)/Arts, 4045 Social Work (Honours)/Arts, 4053 Arts/Education (Secondary), 3961 Engineering (Honours)/Arts, 4782 Arts/Law, 3856 Medicine/Arts, 3947 Science/Arts, 3948 Advanced Science (Honours)/Arts, 3955 Environmental Management/Arts, 3949 Advanced Mathematics (Honours)/Arts, and 3783 Computer Science / Arts.

Career opportunities

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Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 1

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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