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- - Bachelor of Arts - International Relations and Asian Studies Major
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Bachelor of Arts
The University of Western Sydney's Bachelor of Arts combines advanced academic knowledge with practical real life training. It is designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and knowledge in research and critical inquiry, and is sufficiently flexible to cater to a range of career aspirations and personal interests.
UWS humanities students are critical participants in future social change. As much of this change will occur in and through the workplace, UWS degrees have a real-world emphasis, so our graduates are highly adaptable in today's changing employment market.
UWS houses one of Australia's leading schools for the study of the humanities, bringing together scholars in the humanities and social sciences with broad teaching and research interests. These include anthropology, art history, film, media and visual cultures, history, literature, philosophy, political and social theory, languages and linguistics, psychology, religion, international relations, and interdisciplinary cultural studies including Asian studies, and Islamic studies.
The School of Humanities and Communication Arts is committed to providing innovative programs forging new directions in cultural research, and participating in the global movement that is reassessing the role of the academy and intellectual work in broader public cultural debates.
The School also encourages students to appreciate cultural continuities and traditions. This means studying the historical, social, philosophical, aesthetic, political and technological dimensions of cultural change from before the birth of the modern world to the post-modern world of the 21st century.
|Delivery Mode||On campus||On campus|
|Location||Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected||Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta campus, depending on major selected|
|Duration||3F / 6P||3F|
|Course Code||720510 [Bankstown]; 720515 [Parramatta]; 720518 [Penrith]||1706.1 [CRICOS Code 040992A]|
|Entrance Rank||65.00 ATAR [Bankstown]; 65.00 ATAR [Parramatta]; 65.00 ATAR [Penrith]||
Please refer to Admission Requirements
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Key : F = Full time study, P = Part time study, A = Accelerated full time study
Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
All students must enrol in and complete Bachelor of Arts core units; either the accredited Key Program in Psychology, or a major (see the list of majors below); and elective units. Electives may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major or sub-major.
Bachelor of Arts Majors
There are eleven majors in the Bachelor of Arts. Refer to the pages below for detailed information about the major and its specific career opportunities:
- Cultural and Social Analysis
- History and Political Thought
- Indigenous Australian Studies
- International Relations and Asian Studies
- Islamic Studies
- Psychological Studies
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.
Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.
If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).