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Bachelor of Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Arts offered at University of New England is a highly flexible degree in which students can either incorporate multiple subjects, yet still attain specialist knowledge in a particular disciplinary area of their choice, or focus on particular disciplines or areas of study.
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The Bachelor of Arts offered at University of New England degree equips students with creative, critical and analytical skills ideal for lifelong learning.  The degree offers a wide choice of career options and can provide a solid foundation for further studies. 

The Bachelor of Arts fosters a global perspective and equips students with core life skills as well as the fundamental generic skills insisted on by employers: critical thinking, research capability, ethical practice, creativity, independence, autonomy, initiative, innovation, effective communication (oral, written and electronic), presentation skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills, management and planning skills, computer literacy, and cultural awareness.

These skills are introduced in foundation units and developed in disciplines and/or areas of study. Graduating students have the subject(s) of their major/s or extended major specialisation within the degree appear on their testamur e.g. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) or Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Performance).

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts fosters the accumulation of knowledge and the development of a diverse set of skills essential to the formation of independent thinking and empowering the individual to create a new future, new career prospects and the ability to meet the challenges of the modern workplace. 

Examples of career paths include management, public relations, public service, education, business, human resources, research and analysis, and creative industries. The employability of Arts graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • It's Your World: How Do We Fix It? 
  • The Craft of Academic Writing 
  • Controversies: Foundations of Critical Social Analysis 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 000380E

A candidate shall:

  • be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
  • hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent; or
  • hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE or equivalent; or
  • hold an approved qualification from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation under the Articulation Programs.
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26880 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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National - Commonwealth Supported Place 

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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