Course Description

Are you interested in studying a Bachelor of Arts from Semester 1, 2019? To apply for an equivalent award, or for more information, please refer to the Bachelor of Arts (A3A). The University is no longer taking applications for this version of the course (A4A).

NOTE: Continuing students who commenced in 2017 or earlier, please go to Bachelor of Arts (13A).

As people with wide interests and personal passions, Bachelor of Arts with Honours students are often doers, thinkers, and problem-solvers: people who don't shy away from a good discussion, a chance to argue a case, shift perspective or contribute to social change.

  • Choose from more than twenty possible specialisations across English, Global Cultures and Languages, History and Classics, Philosophy and Gender Studies, Sociology and Criminology, Politics and International Relations, Journalism, Media and Communications, and more from outside the College of Arts, Law and Education.
  • Tailor your study even further to suit your own ambitions and interests with the ultimate, flexible university degree. Dive deeper into your specialisation, or broaden your knowledge across other areas of interest by selecting units from across the University of Tasmania*.
  • Develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with our Short Term Overseas Study programs, undertake cultural or media research overseas, or pursue professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations.

With many specialisations offered through the School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences, this degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values.

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $29,450 per year full-time


4 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.6% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 79.1% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.1% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.3% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 42.5% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 095530K
University of Tasmania Code: A4A

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Arts with Honours, you will need to