Bachelor of Arts

University of Tasmania

As people with wide interests and personal passions, Bachelor of Arts students are often doers, thinkers, and problem-solvers: people who don't shy away from a good discussion, a chance to argue a case, shift perspective or contribute to social change. Choose from more than twenty possible specialisations across English; Global Cultures and Languages; History and Classics; Philosophy and Gender Studies; Sociology and Criminology; Politics and International Relations; Journalism, Media and Communications; and more from outside the College of Arts, Law and Education. Tailor your study even further to suit your own ambitions and interests with the ultimate, flexible university degree. Dive deeper into your specialisation, or broaden your knowledge across other areas of interest by selecting units from across the University of Tasmania. Develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with our Short Term Overseas Study programs, undertake cultural or media research overseas, or pursue professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations. From 2018 onwards, you have more flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured, with real-world learning embedded, and the option to apply upfront for an integrated Applied, Research or Professional Honours year. This degree is part of A New State of Mind we are creating through our new curriculum. With many specialisations offered through the School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences, this degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values. The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and fu

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Hobart
Launceston
Cradle Coast
Institution CRICOS: 00586B

Subjects

  • Aboriginal studies
  • Ancient civilisations
  • Ancient Greek
  • Asian studies
  • Behavioural studies
  • Chinese
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French
  • Gender studies
  • Geography and environmental studies
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Japanese
  • Journalism, media and communications
  • Latin
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and policy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Tourism

Located less than one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is Australia's most southern state. We're known for our friendly, welcoming people and strong arts culture.

Between 2012 and 2014, the University of Tasmania received national teaching awards in all available categories, including two prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2013#. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 also listed the University of Tasmania amongst the world's top universities in a range of disciplines, with earth and marine sciences ranked in the top 100 in the world. Numerous other disciplines taught at the university have also made the coveted 'Top 400' ranks.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
#Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

The university provides a range of services to enhance students' experiences and support academic success. These include:

  • an orientation program to introduce international students to the university and life in Tasmania
  • international student advisers, who provide individual advice on practical, personal and academic matters
  • the Community Friends and Networks Programme (CRNP), offering the chance to join social activities and meet with local community members
  • English language support
  • academic and peer mentoring.

On campus, students can attend cultural events, social functions, religious societies, sporting and social clubs, and access student advice and advocacy groups. There is a diversity of faiths within the university community and a new multi-faith centre provides a meeting place and focus for activities on the Sandy Bay campus. The university also offers student accommodation options both on and off campus.

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