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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Economics and Finance degree addresses relevant global, economic, financial, political and historical issues affecting the worldwide business market. It will teach you a diverse skill set and equip you with critical and creative thinking skills and effective communication and problem-solving skills, all of which are required for high achievement in a range of careers.

A Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the most popular degrees at University. Students who are passionate and curious about humanity and society enjoy the breadth and flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts degree. This degree will allow you to hone your skills of analysis and interpretation, and your ability to synthesise complex ideas; skills that are essential to practical problem solving and highly valuable to a wide range of employers. Every real-world problem today has a cultural and social dimension that can be understood using the skills you will gain doing a Bachelor of Arts degree, whichever major you choose.

Economics and Finance explores the theory, policies, practices and institutions of the domestic and global economy at both the micro and macro levels. You will develop the skills necessary to make responsible professional judgements in economic and financial decision-making, as well as identify and apply tools of analysis to a wide range of economic issues, including the behaviour of consumers and firms, the labour market, the environment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade.

What you will study

You will choose one major in the Bachelor of Arts degree; Archaeology and Ancient History, English Literatures, Environmental Humanities, French, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Legal Studies, Mandarin (Non-Chinese Background Students), Mandarin (Character Background Students), Philosophy, Photography, Politics, International Relations, Sociology, Spanish, Creative Writing, or Writing and English Literatures. In addition to the arts major, you will choose a minor or a second major from the Bachelor of Arts offerings.

The Bachelor of Economics and Finance involves compulsory core subjects in the first year, plus the completion of a major in Economics or Finance and at least one minor in Finance or Economics.

Why choose this course

A UOW double degree allows you to tailor a course specifically to your interests, and choose the direction your program takes. The breadth of skills and knowledge gained, along with expertise in your specialist topics, will help you excel in your chosen field.

This double degree in Arts and Economics and Finance combines expertise in the humanities and economics with social research and analysis. Our links to industry, business and government ensure that our programs continue to be relevant.

Career opportunities

Archiving and Librarianship
Art & Design

Arts
Business Development & Administration
Community & Social Services
Consultancy
Diplomacy
Education
Entrepreneurship

Government Policy

Healthcare Policy & Management
Heritage Specialist
Historian

Human Resources
Information Technology & Design
Journalism
Social Policy
Translation & Interpreting

Legal Work
Marketing & Advertising
Media & Publishing
Politics
Production and Management
Tourism and Hospitality
Writing

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRICOS

078320F

Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (US$ 22,464) per year
AUD $136,080 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,120

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12). IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 79, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; PTE Academic overall score of 57 (Reading and Writing 57, Speaking and Listening 50).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

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

Pathways options

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