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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #196 (QS) Wollongong, Australia
The study of Philosophy at the University of Wollongong teaches you how to think, not what to think. As lovers of wisdom, philosophers are deeply, personally invested in their quest for truth and enlightenment.  
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Overview

Studying Philosophy at the University of Wollongong will train you in logic and argumentation. It will enlarge and enrich your conception of what is possible. You will acquire the intellectual discipline needed to challenge the assumptions that frame the way we think about the world and how we should behave in it. 

You will learn to bring philosophical considerations to bear on practical problems in order to make informed decisions about important issues such as:  social justice; free speech; global poverty; climate change, animal welfare; humane psychotherapy; education and expertise.

Career opportunities

  • Archiving and Librarianship
  • Art & Design 
  • Arts
  • Business Development & Administration
  • Community & Social Services
  • Consultancy
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Government Policy 
  • Healthcare Policy & Management
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Historian 
  • Human Resources

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Spring

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 3 July

    Autumn

    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Chinese (Mandarin) for Non-Chinese Background Students
  • Chinese (Mandarin) for Character Background Students
  • Creative Writing
  • English Literatures
  • Environmental Humanities
  • French
  • History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 000612E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26592 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79776 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. 

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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