Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking


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Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking at Western

Hone your talents for critical thinking, creativity and analysis. This program is underpinned by internships, international and transformative educational experiences, student-led projects and local community engagement. Emerge with a sound balance of theory, practical experiences and critical thinking skills – so you can take your career further than you ever dreamed possible.

Program structure

The BALCT degree consists of 8 subjects that can be taken after you complete your Bachelor degree as an additional year of study (FT), or at the same time as your Bachelor degree. If you choose to study BALCT subjects parallel to your Bachelor degree you have the flexibility to take them during Summer sessions*, or in block mode prior to the commencement of Autumn and Spring sessions.

Further detail on the program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
*not all subjects are available during Summer sessions

Fees and delivery

*Fees: Vary depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On Campus

This program is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.