Cricos: 00917K

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 26240 per year

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About Bachelor of Arts 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 26240 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to Western Sydney University is highly competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. Refer to the online handbook for the specific requirements of each degree program. Some programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies (evidence required), you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

More information of Academic and English Language Requirements in available on our Entry Requirements webpage.

Applying to Western Sydney University

International applicants can apply direct to Western Sydney University or via an authorised agent representative of the University. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof in the University Handbook.

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission; An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia; An International Baccalaureate in Australia or A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3; you can lodge your application online at UAC International.

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

Please visit our admissions webpage for full details and a video guide on how to apply to Western Sydney University as an International student.

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