Overview

Broaden your career options by studying Social Work and Arts together.

The Social Work component teaches you to understand people, giving you the skills to help them through challenging times such as homelessness, addiction, abuse, mental illness, poverty, ageing and discrimination.

Studies in the areas of social work practice, contextual studies, and social and behavioural sciences equip you to find solutions to help people reduce stress and improve their quality of life.

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills, which includes work with Aboriginal people, counselling skills, community and group work, ethical practice, working with mental health and trauma, and child protection.

The flexibility of the 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

4045

UAC Code

422401

CRICOS Code

074888J

Total units of credit (UOC)

264

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

45

Majors

  • 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
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual Mode with Bachelor of Arts - General Education Requirement

Because both Dual programs are internal to UNSW Arts and Social Sciences the General Education (GE) Exemption for Dual programs does not apply.

If you are completing the BSW (Hons) in Dual mode a 6 UOC UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Elective in the BA is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement.

The other 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing ARTS1870 Rethinking the Social with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.

Career Opportunities

  • Social worker
  • Political adviser
  • Researcher
  • Diplomat
  • Academic

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1

76.00

2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2

80.00

2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

80.00

2019 A levels 4

13

2019 IB Diploma 5

29

2019 QLD OP 6

10

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

The 2019 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders 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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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$7,039*

Commonwealth Supported Place – multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*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 be liable for 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 may increase each year during your studies (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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