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What will I learn?

In a rapidly changing world, a Bachelor of Arts from ACU prepares you for the challenges of the future. Our course is designed to produce tomorrow’s leaders who will think outside the box and thrive in the modern workplace. As you follow your passions, you will receive a world-class education and develop highly-valued skills that are at the heart of the new economy: creative thinking, problem-solving, communication, and critical analysis.

Our Bachelor of Arts encourages you to think big and to take advantage of internships and community engagement placements that provide invaluable professional experiences while you study. You will have opportunities to develop local and international networks and expand your global outlook with our exciting overseas study experiences in locations such as New York, Rome and Nepal.

This course offers specialisations and the choice of more than 20 majors and minors in humanities, social sciences and visual arts. The full list of majors and minors can be viewed on the ACU website.

An honours program is available to students who have excelled during their previous three years of study. You will build your knowledge in your chosen major area of study through a research or creative project.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • government and non-government organisations
  • policy development
  • community development
  • public relations
  • social and cultural research
  • higher education
  • media and communications
  • publishing and journalism
  • humanitarian services
  • creative industries

Industry partnerships

Our degrees in arts, humanities and social sciences will give you the tools to confidently step into the job market. You can volunteer at a not- for-profit organisation to build on-the-job skills, or be a part of the Big Idea – a social enterprise competition to provide innovative ideas to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged Australians. Some of our students have volunteered or taken placements at:

  • Museum Victoria
  • Victorian Department of Parliamentary Services
  • The Big Issue
  • City councils

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Majors

  • Education Studies
  • English
  • History
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

001300B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,104.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $72,312; Unit fee: AUD $3,013

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

Start date

26 July 2021

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,104.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $72,312; Unit fee: AUD $3,013

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

Start date

26 July 2021

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1370 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2015 and earlier);High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards). Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

Application deadline: 15 February.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
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About Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Among top 2% in THE World University Rankings 2020
  • 1 of top 40 ‘Gen Y’ institutes in THE Rankings 2019
  • First in Australia for graduate employment (GOS-L 2020)
  • Top 300 university worldwide