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Arts- Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Armidale, Australia| Online
The combined program Arts- Science at University of New England  allows students to pursue interests in both the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Physical Sciences. Students can study an arts major/extended major and a science major of their choice in preparation for a wide range of careers.
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The combined program Arts- Science at University of New England  combines excellent communication and analytical skills in scientific knowledge and has been developed in response to increasing student demand and employer preference for recruitment of combined degree graduates. 

It offers breadth of learning and multi-skilling across disciplines recognising that graduates are required to demonstrate skills in critical analysis, research, communication and technological expertise.

The Bachelor of Arts component equips students with creative, critical and analytical skills ideal for lifelong learning.

The degree offers flexibility in career options and can provide a solid foundation for further studies

The Bachelor of Arts fosters a global perspective and equips students with core work and academic 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.

The Bachelor of Science component provides students with the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems associated with a range of issues.

The extensive range of majors available in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, are all underpinned by cutting edge research. In first year students are encouraged to establish a broad science base which allows for flexibility in choosing an appropriate major. 

Career options

may include small to large businesses, industry, government, teaching and research. Research and postgraduate study are other common pathways for student completing the Bachelor of Science component, particularly after the completion of a 4th, or Honours, year of study (Bachelor of Science (Honours)).

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts component advances the accumulation of knowledge and the development of a diverse set of skills essential to the formation of an independent thinker 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 and Science graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study.

The Bachelor of Science component provides exciting career options possible in small to large business, industry, government, teaching and research. Examples include positions in the departments of primary industries, resource management, water and land resources, CSIRO, environmental protection authorities, forestry commissions, national parks and wildlife services and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Industry opportunities include positions in computing, consulting, botanical gardens and museums, manufacturing, electronics, mining and oil. Teaching is also an option after completing a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

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

Programme Structure

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

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 049931G

A candidate shall:

  • (a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE.
  • Assumed knowledge: any two units of English plus, depending on degree subjects chosen Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology and/or Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31600 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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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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