Bachelor of Arts
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$22,960 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||012762C|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A300|
|VTAC Codes||1400314103 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514103 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714103 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
As a Deakin Arts graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.
The Bachelor of Arts provides the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences, humanities and arts. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.
The degree is structured in a way that offers maximum flexibility. It gives you the opportunities to pursue your own interests and design courses of study that suit your needs. You may study particular areas in-depth or undertake a wide range of units.
You are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from a variety of study areas including performing and creative arts, languages, history, media and communication, and sociology. Up to one-third of the course may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education, providing even greater possibilities for interesting course combinations.
Cloud (online) studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
As a Bachelor of Arts graduate you will be well placed to enter a variety of employment fields after developing in your studies, a combination of a broad range of specialised and general skills, often demanded by today's employers. Some of these fields include media and communication, photography, politics and policy studies, history, languages and visual arts. The broad range of major sequence options ensures that graduates have the opportunity to gain qualifications in a number of areas.
You may choose to undertake an Honours degree or postgraduate study on completion of your Arts degree. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:
- an approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points from the campus at which you are enrolled
- no more than 8 credit points taken outside the course-grouped units for the BA (in effect this means that up to 8 credit points may be taken outside the recognised Faculty of Arts and Education major sequences)
- no more than 10 credit points at level 1
- at least 14 credit points at level 2 or above
- 4 credit points at level 3
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts course are required to complete at least one Arts major sequence offered on the campus at which they are enrolled.
|Anthropology||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Arabic||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Australian Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)|
|Children's Literature||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)|
|Chinese||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Criminology||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Film Studies||Burwood (Melbourne)|
|History||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Indonesian||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|International Relations||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Journalism||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)|
|Language and Culture Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)||Chinese major not available in Cloud (online) mode.|
|Literary Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)||Warrnambool campus offering available to continuing students only.|
|Media Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Middle East Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Philosophy||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Politics and Policy Studies||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)||Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes.|
|Professional and Creative Writing||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Public Relations||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)|
|Sociology||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)||Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes. |
|Spanish||Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Visual Arts||Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work, that are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
Since several disciplinary studies are cumulative, in that knowledge, technical competencies, and, study and research skills develop across units, there are prerequisites that direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Arts varies from written assignments and examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises, and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries.
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org