Bachelor of Arts

Domestic

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Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected
Duration 3F / 6P
UAC Code720510 [Bankstown]; 720515 [Parramatta]; 720518 [Penrith]
Entrance Rank70.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 72.85 ATAR [Parramatta]; 70.00 ATAR [Penrith]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

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International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected
Duration3F
Course Code1706.3 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Western Sydney University's Bachelor of Arts combines advanced academic knowledge with practical real life training. It is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and knowledge in research and critical inquiry, and is sufficiently flexible to cater to a range of career aspirations and personal interests.

Western Sydney University humanities students are critical participants in future social change. As much of this change will occur in and through the workplace, Western Sydney University degrees have a real-world emphasis, so our graduates are highly adaptable in today's changing employment market.

The University houses one of Australia's leading schools for the study of the humanities, bringing together scholars in the humanities and social sciences with broad teaching and research interests. These include anthropology, art history, film, media and visual cultures, history, literature, philosophy, political and social theory, languages and linguistics, psychology, religion, international relations, and interdisciplinary cultural studies including Asian studies, and Islamic studies. 

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts is committed to providing innovative programs forging new directions in cultural research, and participating in the global movement that is reassessing the role of the academy and intellectual work in broader public cultural debates.

The School also encourages students to appreciate cultural continuities and traditions. This means studying the historical, social, philosophical, aesthetic, political and technological dimensions of cultural change from before the birth of the modern world to the post-modern world of the 21st century.

Course Structure

All students must enrol in and complete Bachelor of Arts core units; either the accredited Key Program in Psychology, or a major (see the list of current majors below); and elective units. Electives may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major or sub-major.

Bachelor of Arts Majors

Refer to the pages below for detailed information about the major and its specific career opportunities:

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts graduates find employment in diverse areas including: communication and media industries; education; psychology and counselling; cultural, political and social policy analysis; writing and publishing. The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year degree designed to provide knowledge and generic skills that form the basis for lifelong learning.

Academic Profile

Doctor Di Dickenson

I am currently teaching in both the English Text and Writing and Cultural and Social Analysis majors in the School of Humanities. I co-ordinate units in Children's Culture and Children's Literature. I am completing research on children, the media and identity.

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Further Studies

Further study options are available to high-achieving students who wish to pursue higher degree research studies. Information about these courses will be provided to you as you progress through your Bachelor degree, or you can find out more at Research at Western.

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

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