Course details

CRICOS course code: 002167E

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a flexible approach to studying the humanities, social sciences and languages at Australia’s number one university.

Build interdisciplinary knowledge, community leadership and cultural awareness. And, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing, global workplace.

Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)

We offer an exceptional diversity and depth of majors to match your career goals – with more than 40 areas of specialisation, from languages and psychology, through to economics and media and communication.

Course structure

You will complete at least one Arts Foundation subject from a choice of six. These subjects introduce concepts, ideas and principles that are central to all endeavours in Arts. You will also take Arts discipline subjects and breadth subjects.


By your second year, you will have a better understanding of the Arts disciplines offered and be able to finalise your selection of majors and minors. You will complete the second-year subjects in your major(s).


In third year, you will undertake a capstone subject in your major(s), designed to draw together your fields of specialisation and prepare you for life as a graduate. You will also take the remaining third-year subjects to complete your degree.


Honours is an optional fourth year of study that gives you the opportunity to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research. Honours can further prepare you for employment, or graduate research.


Our graduates are in-demand. And, they’re successful in securing employment across a diverse range of industries. With a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll develop career-ready skills including: creative and analytical thinking, communication expertise, and leadership.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Indicative first year fee: 36,960 - 42,228; Indicative total course fee:...
Read moreIndicative first year fee: 36,960 - 42,228; Indicative total course fee: 116,544 - 133,152
24 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
22 Jul 2024
3 years
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

Completed secondary education recently (within the past two years)
Completed some or all of a higher education qualification
Completed some or all of a VET qualification

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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