Bachelor of Arts

VU course code: ABAB | CRICOS: 068927B | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
Hybrid

Tuition fee per semester: AU$14,300

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Follow your passions and drive your career forward, gaining essential workplace skills and knowledge with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Victoria University (VU).

With an arts degree, you’ll prepare yourself to thrive in today’s fast-changing world and open doors to diverse career opportunities.

Take advantage of the maximum flexibility offered in VU’s Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to choose your area of focus based on your unique passions and career goals.

Gain a broad introduction to studying humanities with your first-year core units, then learn up-to-date course content from expert lecturers in your choice of one or two of the following major areas of study:

You also have the choice of 14 compelling minors, including Aboriginal Yulendj (Knowledge) and Community, which will give you knowledge needed for working with Aboriginal communities.

With a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll enhance your highly-sought-after employability skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork and analytical thinking. Studying the arts, humanities or social sciences will give you the broad understanding of humanity and people needed to be successful in modern society.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Arts students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core studies

  • 96 credit points of Major studies selected from the approved list (includes Capstone units ACX3005/6)

  • 96 credit points made up of either:

Option A:

  • 72 credit points of 2nd major studies (not including Capstone units ACX3005/6) AND
  • 24 credit points of elective units taken from any major or minor offered in ABAB (must be at year 2/3 level not already taken)

OR

Option B:

  • 48 credit point of 1st Minor studies selected from the approved list AND
  • 48 credit points of 2nd Minor studies selected from the approved list (must be at year 2/3 level not already taken)

OR

Option C:

  • 48 credit point of 1st Minor studies selected from the approved list AND
  • 48 credit points of elective units taken from any major or minor offered in ABAB (must be at year 2/3 level not already taken)

OR

Option D

  • 48 credit point of 1st Minor studies selected from the approved list AND
  • 24 credit points of elective units taken from any major or minor offered in ABAB (must be at year 2/3 not already taken) AND
  • 24 credit points of elective units from across the University (must be at third year level).

Note: Students intending to select 'Psychology' as their Major undertake core units APP1012 Psychology 1A, APP1013 Psychology 1B, in their first year of study instead of ABA1004 Text and Representation and ACU1002 Creativity, Communication and the Digital Age.


AMADIG and AMIDIG are availble to Domestic students only.


Units

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

With a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll have a strong foundation for a range of exciting careers in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences. Your skills in communication, research, critical analysis and teamwork will be highly sought after, and are transferable to almost any workplace. You may choose to do further study, as many professional careers are best served by graduates with a generalist first degree.

You'll be prepared for a wide range of roles in government or the public service, community and non-government organisations, business, education and media.

Like many of our graduates, you could work in:

Find out salary information for Bachelor of Arts graduates or the following career options: