Course details

CRICOS course code: 001300B

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


In a rapidly changing world, a Bachelor of Arts from ACU prepares you for the challenges of the future. Our course is designed to produce graduates who will think outside the box and thrive in the modern workplace. As you follow your passions, you will receive a world-class education and develop highly valued skills that are at the heart of the new economy: creative thinking, problem-solving, communication, and critical analysis.

This course offers the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in humanities, social sciences, archaeology, psychology, and visual and creative arts. The full list of majors and minors can be viewed on the website.

You will also have opportunities to join our exciting overseas study experiences in locations such as New York and Rome.

An honours program is available to students who have excelled during their previous three years of study. You will build your expertise in your chosen major area of study by completing an independent research or creative project.

This degree can also be used as a pathway into a Master of Teaching.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

government and non-government organisations

policy development

community development

consulting and public relations

social and cultural research

primary, secondary and higher education

media and communications

publishing and journalism

humanitarian services

conservation and museums

creative industries

Industry partnerships

Our degrees in arts, humanities and social sciences will give you the tools to confidently step into the job market. You can volunteer at a not- for-profit organisation to build on-the-job skills, or be a part of the Big Idea - a social enterprise competition to provide innovative ideas to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged Australians. Some of our students have volunteered or taken placements at:

Museum Victoria

Victorian Department of Parliamentary Services

The Big Issue

City councils

Further study

Bachelor of Arts graduates are well-placed to continue their studies in Arts Honours programs or in a range of postgraduate disciplines through their demonstrable research, analytical and communication skills gained from this undergraduate program.

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  • Education Studies
  • English
  • History
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
26,848 Per Year 26 Feb 2024
29 Jul 2024
3 years
Read more3 years full-time or equivalent part-time; 2.5 years full-time in accelerated mode.

Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Apply directly to Australian Catholic University.

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate.

Recognised international high school qualification

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0 overall score (with individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) - 60 (Writing - 21, Reading - 13, Speaking - 18, Listening - 12)
  • ACU English Language Test - C
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - 169


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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