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Bachelor of Arts

University of Tasmania
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
31,950 AUD
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31,950 AUD
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Program description

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and further study options. Choose from more than 20 online or face-to-face specialisations across the Humanities and Social Sciences or, combine your Arts degree with Law, Fine Arts, Business, Economics, and Science.

This degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values.

Study areas include:

  • English
  • Global Cultures and Languages
  • History and Classics
  • Philosophy and Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Politics and International Relations
  • and more across the University*

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Opportunities are available to develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with Short Term Overseas Study, cultural or media research overseas, or professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last two years must be provided.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Ancient Languages
  • Chinese
  • Creative Arts and HealthCriminology
  • English
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography and Environment
  • German
  • HistoryInternational relations
  • Japanese
  • Legal Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Policy
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Asian Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Indonesian
  • Journalism, Media and Communications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (AQF Level 7) will be able to:

  • Synthesise perspectives and critically evaluate both broad general and specialist knowledge from disciplines in the Bachelor of Arts to identify and reflect on social, cultural, political, ethical or environmental issues in local, cross-cultural and/or global contexts and their impacts
  • Communicate independently, by written, oral and technology supported modes, to provide clear, coherent and independent expositions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Demonstrate judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence, applying knowledge, analytical and technical skills as a basis for decision-making and planning.
  • Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills with flexibility and creativity to demonstrate self-management and resilience; accountability and social responsibility whether working independently or in collaboration with others.

Career opportunities

Modern workplaces are invariably changing; responding to economic, political and social forces, which means employees need the basic intellectual capacities to adapt to change, understand intercultural differences, thoughtfully challenge assumptions, and think objectively.

Employers depend on people who are effective communicators and decision-makers, with demonstrable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and investigation. These abilities are fundamental for all Arts graduates, who have gone onto diverse careers including:

  • Advocacy and counselling
  • Arts and heritage
  • Business
  • Communications and public relations
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Finance
  • Foreign relations and diplomacy
  • Healthcare and healthcare ethics
  • Historian
  • Human resources management
  • Information technology
  • Interpreter or translator
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Law
  • Manager in private and public enterprises
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Philosopher
  • Police and armed forces
  • Politics and public policy-making
  • Psychology
  • Public health and welfare
  • Researcher
  • Social work
  • Trade and foreign exchange
  • Tourism and travel operator
  • Writer

About this institute

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is a place unlike any other.  Our island is a living laboratory where environment, industry and society are uniquely connected.  With 45% of the island being National Park or World Heritage listed it is a stunning place to get...

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