What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and further study options.

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Philosophy is the critical and unbiased inquiry into the questions that come before all others: What is the nature of the world? What are we? Is there a god or a plurality of gods? How should we live? What kinds of societies are just? Is love just chemicals in the brain? Should we fear death?

Many other fields of inquiry, such as physics, political science, sociology, psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science, have their foundation in Philosophy. In turn, Philosophy investigates not only the conceptual foundations of these sciences, but how they reflect, or fail to reflect, the human desire for meaning in our lives.

Philosophy is the oldest of academic disciplines. But its concerns are timeless. The progress of the sciences, the political implications of capitalism, our changing social identities and many other trends raise questions about our metaphysical and ethical understanding.

What careers does Philosophy relate to?

Modern workplaces are invariably changing; responding to economic, political and social forces, which means employees need the basic intellectual capacities to adapt to change. Employers value Philosophy graduates who can thoughtfully challenge assumptions and think objectively.

Employers depend on people who are effective communicators and decision-makers, with demonstrable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and investigation. These abilities are fundamental for graduates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which includes Philosophy.

Advocacy and counselling

Communications and public relations
Computer science
Foreign relations

Healthcare and healthcare ethics
Information technology
Journalism and publishing
Manager in private and public enterprises

Marketing and advertising
Politics and public policy-making
Public health and welfare

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education



Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,10,385) per year
AUD $99,244 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,



7005, HOBART, Australia

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,10,385) per year
AUD $99,244 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,



7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities