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About Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor Degree - at Western Sydney University

CRICOS Code: 040992A

The Bachelor of Arts offers students an opportunity to develop a depth of disciplinary expertise together with the breadth of vision afforded by cross-disciplinary approaches to the humanities. Study in the Bachelor of Arts is designed to develop communication and personal skills, creativity and a capacity for independent thought, adaptability to new situations and problem-solving skills, attributes increasingly demanded by employers. Bachelor of Arts graduates find employment in diverse areas including: communication and media industries; education; psychology and counselling; cultural, political and social policy analysis; writing and publishing. The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year degree designed to provide knowledge and generic skills that form the basis for lifelong learning.

Students wishing to be a primary school teacher should enrol in courses 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) or 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth -12). Students wishing to be a secondary school teacher of English, History, Languages or Human Society and its Environment (which includes both history and social science units) should enrol in 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary). For further information concerning the requirements for secondary teaching, students are advised to consult the Subject Content Requirements for Primary and Secondary Teaching NSW (Abridged) from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Students in this course also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their majors, sub majors or electives. They are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a course advisor.

Available Specialisations:

Anthropology, Arabic, Chinese, Creative Writing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cultural and Social Analysis, Economy and Markets, English, Geography and Urban Studies, Global Business, Heritage and Tourism, History and Political Thought, Indigenous Australian Studies, Indonesian,   Innovation and Change, Innovation and Change, International English, International Relations and Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Linguistics, Musicology, Music Performance, Organisations and Work, Peace and Development Studies, Philosophy, Psychological Studies or Sociology.


  • Bankstown City
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith

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Nimi Techi, India, Bachelor of Communications

I love Western Sydney for the fact that it offers all that it takes for you to be a well-rounded professional in your field. This university fulfills all my requirements of a foreign education: multicultural environment, well-designed curricula, high-class facilities, and practical training opportunities. The inclusivity and support the university provides towards the international students is simply amazing.


Pallavi Verma, India, Master of Information and Communications Technology (Advanced)

Western Sydney's teaching staff are highly supportive, and I am so grateful for all the support I have received from them throughout my degree. Western's world ranking was also a reason for me to choose to study at Western Sydney University. 

I am a nature lover and have been so impressed by the beautiful campuses of the University. I have loved all the great services Western provides to its students be it the trips through Out & About Club, the events organized by the careers team, teaching facilities, or its amazing infrastructure. Western's specialized equipment sets a great learning vibe in its amazingly designed classrooms.

I have noticed Western always ensures that students have access to all the software and equipment required for their courses. Being a gold medalist (Ranked 1st) in Bachelor of Computer Applications, I wanted to pursue a master's degree in the same field. Western Sydney University recognized my past achievements by offering me a great scholarship for my master's degree. Therefore, I decided to pursue an advanced degree in Master of Information and Communications Technology. In addition to supporting me financially, this scholarship had also been a great source of encouragement for me to perform my best and as a result, I have proudly graduated as a Dean's Medalist from the university. 

I must admit I had a great experience while studying at Western and I am so grateful for all the support I received from the academic staff as well. My foremost advice to international students would be, there is an abundance of great opportunities for international students at Western. Avail as many new and different opportunities as you can because you never know which opportunity can open doors to an achievement that you have been wanting to achieve. 


Sajit Gopal Gurubacharya, International Student from Nepal, Bachelor of Computer Science

Western Sydney University is a great place to learn, develop and grow as a person. It offers you many opportunities, enables you to be part of the active social clubs while gaining knowledge in your field of study. University is what you make of it, but Western provides you a relaxed environment to strive in succeeding.  I like that the teachers are extremely approachable and are willing to help you learn when you ask for it. Close consultation and interaction with the teachers have helped me get the best out of my degree.

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