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Bachelor of Arts University of Melbourne

3.81 out of 5 from 21 reviews
Ranked #25 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
Melbourne
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers over 30 study areas within the humanities, languages and social science disciplines. The degree builds core skills that prepare graduates for a wide range of careers and study pathways. Students build interdisciplinary knowledge, community leadership and cultural awareness, and graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the rapidly changing global environment. Each major develops specialised skills in a defined discipline.

In the first year, students will complete an Arts Foundation subject that introduces them to concepts, ideas and principles that are central to the humanities, social sciences and languages. By second year, students will finalise selection of majors and minors. In third year, students will engage in a capstone experience, designed to draw together the various strands of their undergraduate study and facilitate transition to life as a graduate.

Majors

Ancient world studies, Anthropology, Arabic studies, Art history, Asian studies, Australian Indigenous studies, Chinese societies (minor), Chinese studies,...

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Careers

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include:

Arts management and curatorship
Communications and marketing
Community development, diplomacy...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Arts University of Melbourne based on 21 reviews
Rating
3.81
Job prospects
3.1
Teachers
4.24
Course work
4.1
Time worthy
3.29
Money Worthy
3.24



Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: I like the flexibility and range of subjects, the professors and tutors are highly skilled, the campus has some lovely buildings, the people in the course are great

Negatives: Some bad buildings/classrooms, sometimes hard to meet people due to the size of the cohort

My advice to future students is: Choose use...

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August 2018
Year completed 2021

Positives: 1. That I get to explore many of my interests at a tertiary level, each with possibilities of taking further into post graduate studies

Negatives: 1. The lack of direction and general vocational vibe

My advice to future students is: To take a gap year

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August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: 1. Helpful teachers
2. Clear subject guidelines

Negatives: I'm not sure

My advice to future students is: Engage in class discussions, study smart

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August 2018
Year completed 2019

You need to decide what you want to do pretty much in first year.

My advice to future students is: It's a good degree to see what you like or what you want to do in the future ... But if you change around then it just might take a little longer to finish your degree

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Research, lecturers

Negatives: Poor interactive opportunities with other students

My advice to future students is: Join clubs, put yourself out there!

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

I'm doing my honours.

Positives: Good for those who are interested in areas within the BA e.g. history, media, politics, but still want to explore different options and get a broad humanities education. Honours year is challenging but rewarding, and staff are excellent

Negatives: Larger faculties can feel a bit imperson...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: They teach us about theories and the behind the scenes influences (social, political) that create nuances in film, and through this we can better understand the mindset and background of why and how films were made. The essay writing structure is also of a high standard, so we require to do intensive research to cr...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: I feel like the course really provides the students with firm theoretical foundation to the area studied (I study Psychology and Sociology). The course and assignments really taught me how to think critically and how to express my opinions (arguments) logically. Also because there are a range of discipline you can ...

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July 2018
Year completed 2016

I majored in Psychology.

Positives: The course offered a lot of variety and is excellent if you want to start a degree but are not quite sure what you want to study yet. The Melbourne model has required breadth subjects that allow you to take on subjects from the other faculties (commerce/science) and gives you exposure to...

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June 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The campus is beautiful and in a very central location. I really enjoy spending time at the uni in the grounds. The libraries are very useful and spacious. There are lots of open study spaces, both silent and not silent, making it a really good place to work.
The tutors I have had for my subjects have all been re...

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