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Bachelor of Arts

James Cook University

36 months
30080 AUD/year
13400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Bachelor of Arts degree from James Cook University is highly flexible and allows you to explore areas of study that focus on your strengths while giving you opportunity to diversify. The course is also available part-time.


Learn from world-class lecturers and experience small, friendly classes and personalised support. Practical work placements ensure you are work-ready when you graduate. Depending on your chosen major, you may also have the opportunity to experience an overseas placement.

You will study a selection of core subjects and your preferred major. Each major provides you with in-depth knowledge in that study area. You can choose either a second major or two minors, which can complement your studies or broaden your area of expertise.

The Bachelor of Arts degree from James Cook University offers fourteen majors to choose from. Not all majors are available at every campus. The handbook provides detail about the subjects you can study within each major.

Career Opportunities

  • JCU Bachelor of Arts graduates have a diverse range of skills with many career choices.
  • Your career options vary depending on what majors you select. You could work in areas such as arts and design, media and communications, research, conservation, or community.
  • As a JCU Arts graduate, you could take on roles like anthropologist, archaeologist, journalist, public relations officer, policy advisor, psychologist, criminologist, community development officer, or historian.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Time, Truth, and the Human Condition
  • Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place
  • Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism
  • Arts Edge
  • Design and Innovation Focus
  • Modern Languages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 010346B

  • English (Units 3/4,C)
  • Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR): 59.40
  • Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate: 3.5
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma: 50
  • China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: 73
  • China GAO KAO (National College Entrance Examination): 60%
  • GCE A Levels: 4
  • German Abitur: 4
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 13
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 60/65
  • International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma): 24
  • Japan High School Certificate of Graduation: 2.9
  • Malaysia - Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM): 6
  • Pakistan Intermediate & Higher Secondary School (Pre-Eng & Pre-Med Stream /other stream): 65/80
  • Philippines Certificate or Diploma of Senior School (Katunayan or Katibayan) Academic track: 75
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 1.7
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score***: 20/940
  • United States of America High School Diploma: 2.4

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30080 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    13400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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