Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014*

12/74

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

707001 - B Arts
707001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6466

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001942A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24700

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Arts?

The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study and flexible course options. This innovative program has been designed to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to be the leaders of tomorrow. The program will provide you with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. A BA graduate is someone who has gained skills and knowledge and can apply these skills in many different jobs, careers and life situations. You can choose from a wide range of majors, tailoring the degree to suit your own particular career aspirations. The program is also available in dual degree format. The honours program requires an additional year of study and calls for greater specialisation in a chosen area at a high standard of scholarship.

Click here to see the UQ BA Advantage.

What you can study

The BA offers a wide choice of academic subject areas in the core disciplines of humanities and social sciences. Students tailor the degree to suit their own career aspirations - there are many majors from which to choose. Students undertake two majors, or a more concentrated extended major and a minor, plus a range of electives.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Arts

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
12/74

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
707001 - B Arts

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Arts must be completed at the St Lucia campus. However, an option exists for students to commence, and complete the first semester of the program at the Ipswich campus. Students at the Ipswich campus are only able to undertake #8 of introductory courses at that campus. For further information about entering the Bachelor of Arts via the Ipswich pathway, please search for 2249 (program code for the Bachelor of Arts (Ipswich).

EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Because of the flexible nature of the BA degree program, BA students are ideally placed to participate in UQ's student exchange program. Many areas of study within the BA offer formal exchange programs to overseas Universities.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001942A

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6466

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 24700

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Arts

Careers

The Bachelor of Arts provides a broad, flexible education and is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Many employers, especially in large organisations, look for people with the skills an Arts degree provides. Some specialised areas of study lead to careers in specific fields such as psychology, linguistics, or languages. Other areas are general training for professional/semi-professional careers in fields such as economics, English and information technology.

Other career opportunities exist in: Administration; Advertising; Art galleries and museums; Consulting; Consumer affairs; Cultural organisations; Diplomatic and trade services; Education; Environmental protection and management; Event coordination; Film and television; Finance; Foreign affairs; Fundraising; Government; Human resource management; Information management/technology; Insurance; Labour unions; Marketing; Media and entertainment; Politics; Public affairs; Public relations; Publishing and research; Real estate; Recreation and leisure; Research; Retail; Social services; Sociology; Sports coordinating; Statistics; Translating/interpreting; Travel and tourism; Welfare; Writing

Accreditation body

  • Australian Psychological Society Ltd

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Arts

To complete the Bachelor of Arts, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48, comprising:

  • either two single majors, or
  • one extended major and a minor in a different field; or
  • a major and two minors;

And the balance from electives in Part A or Part B of the Course List or other courses approved by the Executive Dean.

Students are also requested to note the following policies:

  • a course can only count towards one major or minor;
  • the first #8 must be from Part A or Part B of the List;
  • minimum of #28 in courses at level 2 or higher including at least #6 at level 3 or higher;
  • no more than #32 may be from a single field;
  • may not enrol on a cross-institutional basis prior to the completion of #16 in the program;
  • must complete #6 at the home campus prior to enrolling in courses at another campus.

Full details of all the courses listed in the BA majors are available in the Course Descriptions section on mySI-net.

Refer to BA rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Arts