Bachelor of Arts

  • CRICOS code: 002167E
  • VTAC code: 3800538001
  • International VTAC code: 3800538003

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Guaranteed ATAR 2023
Entry guaranteed

Domestic school-leaver applicants who satisfy course prerequisites and achieve this ATAR will be guaranteed a place in 2023. Undergraduate course applications must be submitted via VTAC.

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers a flexible approach to studying the humanities, social sciences and languages at Australia’s number one university.

Build interdisciplinary knowledge, community leadership and cultural awareness. And, you’ll graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing, global workplace.

Key features

No. 1 in Australia

Ranked #1 in Australia for Media and Communications, Linguistics, and overall Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We're one of the most popular degrees in Victoria (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre November 2019).

Learn from world renowned academics

Our teaching staff will enlighten you with nothing short of scholarly and research excellence - many are internationally renowned researchers and leading practitioners in their fields.

Outstanding facilities

The new Arts West building has been uniquely tailored to support teaching in the Bachelor of Arts. It delivers quality learning spaces, state-of-the-art technology, and media-rich learning.

First-year Discovery

Learn important academic skills not taught in secondary schools. In Arts Discovery, our flagship subject for all commencing Bachelor of Arts students, you'll find your voice and create new knowledge as you develop a collaborative research project inspired by our 'New Futures' research catalogue.

Watch as Professor Jacqueline Dutton and some of our students explore the inspiration embedded in a takeaway coffee cup – one of more than 30 research catalogue items you could interrogate in Arts Discovery:

Practical skills

Develop your job-readiness by accessing student experience opportunities including: internships, local and global volunteering placements, fieldwork and discipline-specific internships.