What will I learn?

With a variety of majors and minors to choose from and the freedom to combine them to suit your interests, Griffith University's Bachelor of Arts gives you the power to create your own unique program to prepare for either a career in the global knowledge economy or for postgraduate study in your preferred area of research.

How to identify, process and synthesise information; to research across disciplinary boundaries; to think critically and constructively; to create and manage new knowledge and to communicate your ideas effectively are the core skills you will develop in the degree regardless of your chosen areas of study. As well, our commitment to international experience, work-integrated learning, social justice and environmental sustainability will ensure that in addition to preparation for a life of rewarding work, your experience in the program will equip you to be an informed and engaged citizen of the world.

In your final year, you will collaborate with your fellow BA students in a capstone course that will explore a real-world wicked problem with you and your peers cast as agents of change. You will also have the opportunity to complete an internship or work-based learning project or undertake study abroad, the kinds of complex undertakings that will ensure that you graduate with the maturity, experience, knowledge and skills that employers want.

MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Arts, you will have flexible, broad-based skills in writing, analysis and synthesis of information, research and policymaking. With these transferable skills, you will be able to shift easily from one occupation or industry to another.

Journalism

Who knows what is true anymore? Journalists do. Interrogate the powers that be, share stories with the community you serve and learn how to produce and distribute your take on the world.

You will be trained for work in media industries with capabilities in video and radio production, news and current affairs reporting and media campaigns.

Other Major(s): Chinese Language; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Drama; History; Indigenous Studies; Islam-West Relations; Italian Language; Japanese Language; Language in Society; Literary Studies; Modern Greek Language; Politics and International Studies; Public Relations; Screen Studies; Security Studies; Sociology; Spanish Language.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law

CRICOS

000609M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 19,397) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020, 26 October 2020

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 19,397) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020, 26 October 2020

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Griffith College
  • College of the Rockies
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Canadore College
  • Australian Pacific College
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About this uni

Griffith University holds five-star rating for its overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 300
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries