Arts and Social Sciences

Arts students

Bachelor of Arts

Three years full-time
UAC code: 513200

The Bachelor of Arts provides an outstanding liberal arts education. It prepares you to meet the challenges of the modern workforce, where expertise, inventiveness, logic and critical thinking come to the fore. Whether you wish to learn a new language or study a new culture, explore great books, ideas or minds, discover the past, analyse the present or consider the shape of the world’s future, this degree will expand your horizons and challenge you to think outside the box.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 70.00

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on Arts subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513205

This combined degree provides an outstanding liberal arts education. It prepares you to meet the challenges of the modern workforce, where expertise, inventiveness, logic and critical thinking come to the fore. Whether you wish to learn a new language or study a new culture, explore great books, ideas or minds, discover the past, analyse the present or consider the shape of the world’s future, this degree will expand your horizons and challenge you to think outside the box.

In your fourth year you will undertake advanced coursework and a community, industry, research or entrepreneurship project that builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the Bachelor of Arts. You will also complete a second major, creating a study profile that reflects your expertise in a range of disciplines

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 70.00

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (International and Global Studies)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513210

This stream within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies gives you a rigorous understanding of the paradoxes and complex inter-connections of globalisation. A semester abroad at one of our leading partner universities deepens your knowledge and provides first-hand international experience. You will also undertake a second major from a range of disciplines and advanced coursework, and complete a substantial final-year project.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 82.00

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Media and Communications)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513215

This stream of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies will provide you with a broad array of skills tailored to meet the needs of the fast changing media and communications landscape. You will gain real-world experience in media writing; radio, video and digital media production; and media relations and a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice. You will also undertake a second major from a range of disciplines and advanced coursework, and complete a substantial final-year project.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 88.50

Course requirements:
Must have completed HSC English (Advanced) or IB equivalent.

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.

Selection criteria:
Must provide evidence of any work experience relevant to print journalism, online journalism, radio, television, film and video or advertising, and details of media work you have been directly involved in producing, creating or presenting in any medium. In addition, you may need to attend an interview, and bring a portfolio of your work.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations)

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513220

This stream of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies combines the majors in Politics and International Relations with a unique focus on contemporary global issues that shape the world today. You will delve into the inner workings of political institutions and the complex distribution of power at the domestic and international level. You will also undertake a second major from a range of disciplines and advanced coursework, and complete a substantial final-year project.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 88.50

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.


Bachelor of Economics

Three years full-time
UAC code: 513225

The Bachelor of Economics will give you a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the high-level technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It will equip you with key capabilities to develop economic and social policy and to work in fields such as business, banking, financial markets, and consulting in both the private and public sectors.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80.00

Course requirements:
Must have completed HSC Mathematics 2 unit or IB equivalent.

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics.

If you would like to add to your knowledge in these areas, we offer bridging courses for Mathematics. Attendance at bridging courses is not compulsory and attending them cannot replace the course requirements.


Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513230

This combined degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the high-level technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It will equip you with key capabilities to develop economic and social policy and to work in fields such as business, banking, financial markets, and consulting in both the private and public sectors. In your final year, the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will enable you to undertake advanced coursework and a community, industry, research or entrepreneurship project that builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the Bachelor of Economics. You will also complete a second major, creating a study profile that reflects your expertise in a range of disciplines.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80.00

Course requirements:
Must have completed HSC Mathematics 2 unit or IB equivalent.

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics.

If you would like to add to your knowledge in these areas, we offer bridging courses for Mathematics. Attendance at bridging courses is not compulsory and attending them cannot replace the course requirements.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 513255

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts five-year combined degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of humanities and social sciences.

Covering professional teaching, special education, international education, and information and communications technology, this degree will give you a strong practical and theoretical preparation for teaching.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Course requirements:
Must achieve three (3) Band 5 results in the HSC or equivalent IB scores, one of which MUST be in Standard English OR Advanced English (not English as a Second Language).


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work

Five years full-time
UAC code: 513275

This five-year program offers the opportunity to combine the professional social work qualification with majors that complement the Bachelor of Social Work, such as sociology and social policy, gender studies or philosophy, offered through the Bachelor of Arts.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on the first-year subjects chosen.


Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Arts

Five years full-time
UAC code: 513575

This combined degree allows you to study engineering while pursuing your interests in the humanities, social sciences or languages. You can combine any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours streams with a Bachelor of Arts.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80.00

Course requirements:
Must have completed Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Assumed knowledge:
HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and/or Chemistry.

If you would like to add to your knowledge in these areas, we offer bridging courses for Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Attendance at bridging courses is not compulsory and attending them cannot replace the course requirements.


Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing

Four years full-time
UAC code: 513740

Make a lasting difference. The combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Nursing program develops analytical and critical capabilities alongside the skills and expertise you need to become a registered nurse. It opens up a wide range of career opportunities across both clinical and non-clinical settings.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on Arts subjects chosen. Most subject areas in Arts require no previous knowledge. For Languages program: Prior language learning experience is not required but recommended.


Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 513900

With its flexibility and huge choice of majors, the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science provides you with a background in both the humanities and the sciences, and gives you useful skills that will make you highly valued by potential employers in jobs across the market. From writing and presenting to thinking ethically and critically, this degree is your preparation for life beyond the classroom.

For more information:


E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 65.00

Course requirements:
Must have completed HSC Mathematics 2 unit or General Mathematics (or IB equivalent subjects).

Assumed knowledge:
Depends on the subject areas chosen.

If you would like to add to your knowledge in these areas, we offer bridging courses for Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Attendance at bridging courses is not compulsory and attending them cannot replace the course requirements.


Faculty support

  • E12 Hotline, open mid-January, to assist with enrolment enquiries
  • Welcome session for students and parents or support people (in conjunction with orientation)
  • Access to faculty wide Year 1 mentoring scheme
  • "On-track" meeting with either Course Director or Year 1 Liaison Academic throughout year