What will I study?


Your course structure

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300 points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time or the part-time equivalent.

Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. The majority of Arts minors, including Japanese Societies, require 75 points of study (usually six subjects) for attainment. This means you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course as well as a minor. You’ll also complete breadth studies and other complimentary Arts subjects.

Completing your minor

If you are taking Japanese Societies as a minor, you must complete:

Level 1 (25 points)

  • one core subject
  • one elective subject

Level 2 (25 points)

  • one compulsory subject
  • one elective subject

Level 3 (25 points)

  • one core subject
  • one elective subject

Please view the Handbook for more detailed information.

Breadth studies

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of Arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

Explore this minor

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this minor.