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Multiply your careers with the choice of 70 majors

Bachelor of Arts

ATAR CUT-OFF
75.00

FEE
$10,754

DURATION
3 years full-time

STUDY MODE
Full-time, part-time, on campus, online

Did you know?
We’re ranked 1st in Sydney for overall quality of educational experience and teaching for humanities, culture and social sciences (QILT, 2017).

Overview

Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

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Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

With our Bachelor of Arts course, you can choose from more than 70 majors – no other course at Macquarie offers as much flexibility or as wide a range of units.

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Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

With our Bachelor of Arts course, you can choose from more than 70 majors – no other course at Macquarie offers as much flexibility or as wide a range of units.

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Do a Bachelor of Arts course at Macquarie and be prepared for a lifetime of successful careers. Macquarie is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities according to the QS University Rankings.

Macquarie is also the only university in Australia that fully integrates professional experiences into your course by offering opportunities for internships and industry team projects, through our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.

With our Bachelor of Arts course, you can choose from more than 70 majors – no other course at Macquarie offers as much flexibility or as wide a range of units.

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See how the Bachelor of Arts helps students become work ready.

Course options

Choose from more than 70 majors from across the University, according to your interests – more than any other Arts degree in Sydney:

What they're saying

Testimonial

Paige Bellmaine
Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media and Culture, 2013
Team Leader, Disability Employment Services and NDIS team, Breakthru People Solutions

"One reason I chose Macquarie was its excellent reputation in the industry for producing highly skilled and job-ready graduates. Being located close to one of Sydney's biggest technology hubs was appealing too, considering I was studying media.

My Bachelor of Arts has prepared me for employment by teaching me to be curious - I've always been interested in media and culture, but since studying I have become a voracious consumer of many media types and this curiosity has helped me to continue building my knowledge of the world. The flexibility of the degree has allowed me to change my mind too. I like new challenges, so having the opportunity to try out different careers and industries has allowed me to better understand my ideal career pathway and follow my many and varied interests and passions!"

Research and teaching excellence stories

Research and Teaching Excellence stories

Macquarie’s Faculty of Arts is home to some of Australia’s foremost researchers and experts in the humanities and social sciences.

In Excellence in Research for Australia 2015, research in history, archaeology, philosophy and religious studies received a rating of 4 out of 5 – ‘performance above world standard’.

We are proud of both our focus on multiple perspectives to global issues and the interdisciplinary nature of our research areas and taught programs, while still allowing our students to pursue specific interests in certain areas.

For example, we have an international reputation in the application of trans-disciplinary approaches to the past. Our world-leading Big History Institute fosters a highly original approach to world history. This was established from the Big History Project, co-founded by Distinguished Professor David Christian and Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates.

Big History is an emerging academic discipline which examines history from the Big Bang to the present. It examines long time frames using a multidisciplinary approach based on combining numerous disciplines from science and the humanities, and explores human existence in the context of this bigger picture.

Whatever you choose to study in humanities and social sciences, you can be confident that our expert teachers, backed by the strength of sector-leading research, will ensure you see the big picture.

Where could your degree take you?

Depending on your chosen qualification, a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie could set any of the below careers in motion:

  • advocacy officer
  • business manager
  • choreographer
  • communications officer
  • conservator
  • consultant
  • entrepreneur
  • international development adviser
  • journalist
  • lobbyist
  • media adviser
  • multimedia specialist
  • museum education officer
  • policy adviser
  • politician
  • public affairs consultant
  • public relations officer
  • publisher
  • radio producer
  • risk analyst
  • social change activist
  • social or market researcher
  • sound technician
  • teacher (with further study)
  • translator and interpreter
  • web/game developer
  • writer

Employers who work with our graduates

Recent Bachelor of Arts graduates have found employment with a diverse range of companies and industries including:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • BUPA Australia
  • Coca-Cola South Pacific
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Fairfax Media
  • Foxtel
  • Hip Media
  • IBM
  • Lend Lease
  • Network Ten
  • New South Wales Bar Association
  • New South Wales Police Force
  • Nine Network Australia
  • NSW Health
  • NSW Minister for the Arts
  • Pacific Magazines
  • Toshiba
  • UNESCO
  • United Nations
  • Virgin Airlines
  • Westpac
  • Woolworths
  • World Bank

Entry requirements

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR score is just one of them. Try our Entry Program Navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best.

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HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement, but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Learn more

Students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP assistance to pay their student contribution amounts. Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available. Learn more

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