• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bachelor of Arts will help you develop valuable skills in communication, planning, research and problem-solving. 

It will also allow you to build your own distinctive skill set as you choose from a range of fascinating subjects.

Career opportunities

The range of subjects available in the Bachelor of Arts, and the ability to focus on areas of interest, opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

  • Position yourself as a dynamic candidate

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts are flexible and creative problem-solvers; outstanding communicators; and socially, culturally and historically aware citizens. An arts course can qualify you for employment in a wide range of professions across the globe in private enterprise, government, community organisations and arts institutions.

  • Combine your degree for specialised employment

    You can combine your Bachelor of Arts with a postgraduate qualification to prepare for specialised employment in criminology, journalism, librarianship, management or psychology.

  • Consider a career in teaching

    Follow your Bachelor of Arts with one of Charles Sturt University’s graduate-entry teaching programs to forge a rewarding career as a teacher.

Course highlights

When you study a Bachelor of Arts with Charles Sturt University you'll develop a wide range of skills and make lasting professional connections that can lead to diverse and rewarding careers.

  • Demonstrate your broad skill set to employers

    This degree teaches you to gather information, think critically, assess and interpret evidence, make decisions and communicate clearly – skills highly valued by employers.

  • Study diverse subjects that interest you

    Choose from a range of majors, including English, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Our wide selection of minors includes art history, children's literature, Islamic studies, justice studies, economics, Indigenous studies, language and culture, mathematics, theology and creative writing.

  • On campus or online – it's your choice

    Choose a study mode that suits you best, and study at a pace that matches your work and lifestyle commitments.

  • A supportive study environment

    Our dedicated lecturers and tutors provide ongoing support and exciting learning opportunities.Our dedicated lecturers and tutors provide ongoing support and exciting learning opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art History
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Children's Literature
  • Global Studies
  • Policy Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Writing
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Bioscience
  • Justice Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Theology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements


Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts must meet the following requirements:
  • An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
  • Successful completion of two university-level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification       
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
  • Successful completed of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Two years full time (or equivalent) work experience that meets the following requirement: the ability to demonstrate the development of literacy, analytical skills, and social-historical knowledge.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 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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