What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at The Australian National University. Each of its more than forty majors, in fields throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences, is taught by truly outstanding scholars to ensure that each student receives the very best education, is engaged with cutting-edge research, and learns to think like a researcher. These majors can be coupled with more than seventy minors and specialisations to broaden or deepen your study. Regardless of your choices, your Arts degree will provide you with core skills in critical analysis and in written and oral communication, while developing your adaptability and ability to help shape change and prepare you for a multifaceted career or further study.

The Bachelor of Arts can be combined with all other ANU undergraduate degrees except the PhB as a Flexible Double Degree.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts may find work in publishing, policy, education, international development, politics, media, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, advertising, art conservation, government and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  • identify, including through interrogation of databases, relevant sources of information from across a variety of media (print and digital, written and audio-visual) and judge the importance and reliability of those sources;
  • evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
  • communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media; and
  • understand the ethical implications of ideas, communications, and actions.

Contemporary Europe

After centuries of conflict, Europe has recently regained a unity not seen since the Roman Empire with the European Union being the most advanced form of supranational government on the planet. Although Europe no longer dominates the globe through its extensive empires, Europe's global impact lives on in philosophical ideas, literary traditions and practices of government.

The Contemporary Europe major will allow you to integrate diverse interests under one field of enquiry. Studying Contemporary Europe is a perfect way to combine international relations, politics, history, sociology, philosophy, literature and cultural studies, as well as being an ideal accompaniment to those learning European languages.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

074016B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,280.00 (US$ 27,971) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

Expected July 2020

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have either completed recognized upper secondary studies to the required standard and recognised by ANU as comparable to Australian Year 12 or completed at least one year of tertiary study to the required standard. Applicants must have obtained a score between 1090, 1130, 1170, 1270 etc . English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE (Pre and Post): 58 overall with all sub skills at borderline or higher; 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

  • An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
  • A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
  • At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
  • An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability