Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (BA(Adv))

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) program provides a challenging avenue of study for high-achieving students, and instills in them advanced research skills that will prepare them for higher degree studies and leadership in their chosen career. From a multidisciplinary approach, students will gain a sophisticated comprehension of the history of humanities scholarship, and how such scholarship and enquiry has impacted upon societies and cultures globally. The program provides students with specialised and advanced knowledge in two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, Criminology, English, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography Environment and Population, German Studies, History, Indigenous Knowledges and Society, International Development, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, and Spanish Studies. Students have an academic mentor throughout their degree. Participation in Study Abroad, Arts Internship, Community Engagement Project, and Summer Research Scholarships are all highly encouraged.
Students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts.
The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Advanced), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 72 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Not more than 18 units at Level I, and no less than 12 units
  3. Level II and III courses to the value of at least 54 units, with at least 24 units at Level III
  4. Open electives to the value of 12 units, except where two majors are undertaken in the same study area then Broadening electives to the value of 9 units plus 3 units of open electives. No more than 12 units of Elective courses may be presented from another Faculty.
  5. Level I courses to a minimum 12 units must be presented before undertaking courses at Level II
  6. Level II courses to a minimum of 12 units must be presented before undertaking courses at Level III
  7. Two Arts majors to the value of 48 units from the following: (Note: only one language may be presented)
    • Anthropology
    • Asian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • English
    • French Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Geography Environment and Population
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    • International Development
    • Japanese Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Sociology
    • Spanish Studies
  8. Two capstone experiences comprised of: one capstone course associated with a major and the core course ARTS 3002 Advanced Arts Research Project which replaces the designated capstone in a second non-language major. 
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3
ARTS 3002 Advanced Arts Research Project 6
ARTS 3003 Advanced Humanities: Theory and Method 3