Course details

CRICOS course code: 001300B

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Arts course is a flexible program designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates. Students choose their preferred subjects. An awareness and appreciation of diverse societies, cultures, values and cultural sensitivities are important elements. Graduates are valued because of their capacity to think systematically and critically, to gather and evaluate evidence from many sources and to communicate clearly.

The Philosophy sequence introduces students to serious and detailed thinking about the really big questions concerning reality as a whole, human nature, ethics, language, religion, truth and knowledge, logic, beauty and justice. The study of Philosophy, in both its historical and contemporary dimensions, assists students to develop critical thinking skills and clarity of thought, through which they learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of complex arguments while also honing verbal and written communication skills. Employers across a very broad range of industries (including education, business, public administration, law, media and technology) report that they highly value the kinds of adaptable skills and attributes possessed by Philosophy graduates.

Career paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program will be recognised by their skills to think systematically and critically; gather and evaluate evidence from many and diverse sources; communicate clearly; and apply ethical principles to decision making for a variety of professions and industries.

Pathways to further study

Bachelor of Arts graduates are well-placed to continue their studies in Arts Honours programs or in a range of postgraduate disciplines through their demonstrable research, analytical and communication skills gained from this undergraduate program.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 23,400 Per Year Read more70,200 for the entire course; Unit Fee: 2,925
Start date: 15 February 2021
26 July 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road
Brisbane Queensland 4014

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

Application deadlines: Semester One - 11 February; Applications for Semester two entry will open in January.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street Sydney New South Wales 2060