Studying the Bachelor of Arts at UWA allows you to take courses from a wide range of subjects, from the earliest days of humanity and history in Archaeology or Classics and Ancient History, to cutting-edge technologies of performance and creativity in Music Studies, Architecture or Communication and Media Studies. Studying Arts equips you for every aspect of life. It enables you to discover your talents, interests and abilities and develop them fully. An Arts degree helps you develop highly sought after skills such as critical thinking, communication, reasoning ability and problem-solving.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Crawley
Albany Centre
Institution CRICOS: 00126G

Subjects

  • Anthropology and sociology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Asian studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics and ancient history
  • Communication and media studies
  • English and cultural studies
  • Fine Arts
  • French studies
  • German studies
  • History
  • History of art
  • Human geography and planning
  • Indigenous knowledge, History
  • History of Art
  • Human Geography and Planning
  • Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
  • Indonesian
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese
  • Korean studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law and society
  • Linguistics
  • Music Specialist Studies
  • Music studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political science and international relations
  • Psychology in society
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Studies
  • Work and employment relations

UWA is characterised by high-quality education across a broad and balanced range of disciplines in the arts, business, sciences and major professions. The university has particular strengths in science and engineering due to strong industry partnerships with leading companies in the resource-rich state of Western Australia.

Located in the same time zone as 60 per cent of the world's population, the University of Western Australia attracts high-achieving students and academics from all over the world because of its reputation for educational excellence, close proximity to the world's leading capital cities, picturesque campus and employment opportunities in the city of Perth.

The university has built a range of tailored programs to help international students excel, including academic and study skills bridging courses, accredited English language programs and a range of ongoing academic support initiatives.

The extensive student support offered by UWA complements the university experience and contributes directly to the welfare and wellbeing of the students.

Services available include:

  • personal and educational counselling
  • a careers centre
  • a medical centre
  • a Housing and Financial Aid Office
  • a mentor scheme where new students are matched with a senior student for support and guidance
  • religious groups and facilities - UWA has a Muslim prayer room and wash facilities on campus.

Accommodation

There are five residential halls and colleges at UWA offering accommodation to international students. These are located close to the main campus of the university.

The Centre for English Language Teaching

The Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) is an integral part of the university and offers accredited ELICOS programs as well as preparation for internationally recognised examinations. The centre also offers the Academic English and Study Skills Bridging Course, which has been specifically designed for international students who want to enter undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

The UWA Foundation Year

UWA Foundation is taught by Taylors College Perth and prepares international students for entry into undergraduate courses at UWA and other universities around Australia. The course is designed especially for international students to provide a successful academic bridge between studies in their home country and undergraduate studies in Australia.

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